‘Die Zauberflöte' isn't a romantic love story but a real parable: a resemblance about higher human striving to purity and self-improvement. Not love between two people is in the centre but a more individual and higher form of it that should exist between all people.
'Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen', commonly abbreviated 'der Hölle Rache', is often referred to as the aria of the Queen of the Night, despite the fact that the Queen of the Night character sings another distinguished aria earlier the opera. It is considered to be one of the most famous opera arias, highly memorable, fast paced and menacingly grandiose.
Bruno Peterschmitt arranged this virtuosi aria for a Brass Ensemble.