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The Most "Villainy" Operatic Villain Part 2

It's here! Part 2 of my absolutely useless list of operatic villains. Check out Part 1by pressing the link and stay tuned for Part 3 which will be dedicated to Iago and the antagonists in The Tales of Hoffman. Thanks!

The Queen of the Night from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute
This one should be on the list of Worst Operatic Moms or something. She literally tries to sell her daughter for power, which as far as I'm concerned she already has a lot of. Right? She didn't exactly cut the mustard when she showed the portrait of Pamino to Tamino because his love for her is basically what saved Pamina from her messed up mom and the weirdo Monostatos. (In truth, Papageno actually physically rescued her and Tamino took all of the credit, leaving Papageno to seem as the oaf of the story. Not cool.)

Vitellio Scarpia from Giocomo Puccini's Tosca
He's really evil, but his leitmotif is the best. I don't think I'm going to write anything else for Scarpia. We al…