How to sing the Queen of the Night aria while hanging bat-like upside down

How to sing the Queen of the Night aria while hanging bat-like upside down


norman lebrecht

May 22, 2019

A few contemporary directors might be interested in this versatile soprano.

Her name is Rainelle Krause and she’s from Bloomington, Indiana.





  • John Borstlap says:

    Strictly speaking, according to logical Regietheater, also the music should be sung in inversion.

    • Francois says:

      And backwards, with every 12th note the “correct” one!

    • MusicBear88 says:

      Then it wouldn’t matter that she doesn’t quite make the top Fs! (Though to be fair if I was in that position I’d also be in an ambulance ten minutes later…)

  • John Rook says:

    Coming soon to countless productions in Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Hannover etc

  • Derek says:

    What kind of “Suspense” do you want?

  • Emanuele Passerini says:

    waiting for the next one singing two melodies at the same time (harmonized), with closed mouth & fingers in the nose, a plastic pocket on the head, hanging upside down on a tree, eaten by mosquitoes and various bugs, while it’s storming, snowing, raining, flooding, etc….. but why?

  • Ricardo says:

    “It doesn’t mean you should just because you can”… or something. She does rush a bit though.

  • Old Man in the Midwest says:

    Perhaps for Fledermaus?

  • ThrownOutOfTheKremlinForSinging says:

    Here’s something even more impressive. Imagine trying to sing while….

    • We privatize your value says:

      That’s Aage Haugland! A short man, but built like a house. He died much too soon, and is still missed.