For comparison, I found this compilation of forty different recordings of the aria:
Some of the recordings go back almost a century. It's really cool seeing all the different takes on the production. There's a few that are weirdly out of place (poor Florence Foster Jenkins) most are valient attempts by names you will recognize. It really shows how even the most famous can still struggle with this piece.
I still like Edda Moser, who is on at 3:10. I appreciate how she takes her time. Some of the singers are clearly just trying to get it over with, when I think the lyrics demand something more focused. The queen is forcing her daughter kill her rival Sarastro:
Hell’s vengeance boils in my heart;
Death and despair blaze around me!
For if Sarastro feels not the pain of death through thee,
Thence shall thou be my daughter nevermore.
Disowned be thee forever,
Abandoned be thee forever,
Shattered be forever
All the bonds of nature
If it is not through thee that Sarastro turns pale!
Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, gods of vengeance, hear the mother’s oath!***
Moser carries a great tone throughout, while sounding connected to the intention.
Lucia Popp, at :35, is also terrific and very deliberate, but maybe a little too sweet. June Anderson, at 5:50 in a clip from the movie Amadeus, has always been a personal favorite of mine. And of course, Diana Demrau, the last clip, brings real intensity.
For some reason, Maria Callas wasn’t in that compilation clip - probably because she’s so damn good. She makes it sound so easy, when the previous 40 make it clear that it’s not.
So to answer the op - yeah, that piece really separates the men from the boys.