Lyrics from the libretto of The Magic Flute
The Queen of the Night Arrives
Queen of the Night (Aria 4).
Do not refuse a mother’s wish.
I do believe you have the gift of keeping a mother’s
gentle heart from breaking.
In anguish I am so determined,
my only daughter won’t be stolen.
With her my joy is gone forever…
With her my joy is gone forever!
An evil beast… an evil thief stole her from me.
So now you must find her and bring her home again.
You are my daughter’s only hope,
my daughter’s only hope.