In my opinion this is one of Mozart's most beautiful arias and a particular favorite of my mother's who is a frustrated amateur opera singer. She met my father (the church choir's 22 year old director)in the mid 1950's.

Every time she hears this aria her hair stands on end and come to think of it so does mine.

Here, not only is it sung magnificently well, but it is completely devoid of operatic vibrato.


  1. My frustration in singing comes from the fact that there are no beautiful female arias written for baritones. :-)


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