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Andr'e alas followed the Marcello with a trumpet arrangement of Der H"olle Rache from Mozart's Die Zauberfl"ote. Sung by a great soprano, this is the most numbing aria of the opera; a voice as sharp as diamonds can cut like ice, transfixing the audience with the cold darkness of the Queen of the Night. While as Mozart intended it there is beauty, but no balm, Andr'e played sickly sweet, while messy strings still further stole from the piece's power. The extrovert playing kept secret the complex emotions that illuminate the inner torments the aria distills.