Apollo et Hyacinthus

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Composer:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist:

Pater Rufinus Widl

Premiere:

13 May 1767, Salzburg (Great Aula University)

Language:

Latin

Synopsis:

Apollo et Hyacinthus Synopsis

Libretto:

Apollo et Hyacinthus Libretto

Translation(s):

Deutsch

About the opera Apollo et Hyacinthus

Apollo et Hyacinthus is an opera, K. 38, written in 1767 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was 11 years old at the time. It is Mozart's first true opera (when one considers that Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebotes is simply a sacred drama). It is in three acts. As is suggested by the name, the opera is based upon Greek mythology as told by Roman poet Ovid in his masterwork Metamorphoses. Interpreting this work, Rufinus Widl wrote the libretto in Latin.

The opera was first performed on 13 May 1767 at the Great Hall, Salzburg University. The myth follows that Hyacinth died accidentally from being struck on the head by a discus thrown by Apollo. However, another myth tells that it was the wind god Zephyrus who was actually responsible for the Hyacinth's death because Zephyrus, out of jealousy, blew the discus off course in order to injure and kill Hyacinth. When he died, Apollo made the hyacinth flower spring out from his spilled blood.

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Roles in Apollo et Hyacinthus

Oebalus Tenor
Melia Treble or Soprano
Hyacinthus Treble or Soprano
Apollo Treble or Contralto
Zephyrus Treble or Contralto
First priest Bass
Second priest Bass

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All scenes from Apollo et Hyacinthus

Arias from Apollo et Hyacinthus
Duets from Apollo et Hyacinthus

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Latin

Roles:
2Amice iam parata sunt omnia

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: tr/S tr/cA TLanguage: Latin

Roles: Hyacinthus/Zephyrus/Oebalus
3Numen o Latonium O Apollo

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Latin

Roles:
4Heu me periimus

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: tr/S tr/S tr/cA TLanguage: Latin

Roles: Melia/Hyacinthus/Zephyrus/Oebalus
5Saepe terrent Numina

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: treble or sopranoLanguage: Latin

Roles: Hyacinthus
6Ah! nate vera poqueris

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T tr/cA tr/S tr/SLanguage: Latin

Roles: Oebalus/Apollo/Hyacinthus/Melia
7I am pastor Apollo

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or trebleLanguage: Latin

Roles: Apollo
8Amare numquid filia

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T tr/SLanguage: Latin

Roles: Oebalus/Melia
9Laetari iocari

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Latin

Roles: Oebalus
10Rex de salute filii

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: tr/cA T tr/SLanguage: Latin

Roles: Zephyrus/Oebalus/Melia
11En duos conspicis

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or trebleLanguage: Latin

Roles: Zephyrus
12Heu numen ecce

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: tr/cA tr/S tr/cALanguage: Latin

Roles: Zephyrus/Melia/Apollo
13Discede crudelis

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: tr/S tr/cALanguage: Latin

Roles: Melia/Apollo
14Non est quis ergo Nate

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: tr/S TLanguage: Latin

Roles: Hyacinthus/Oebalus
15Ut navis in aequore luxuriante

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Latin

Roles: Oebalus
16Quocumque me concerto

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: tr/S TLanguage: Latin

Roles: Melia/Oebalus
17Natus cadit atque Deus

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: T tr/SLanguage: Latin

Roles: Oebalus/Melia
18Rex me redire cogit

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: tr/cA tr/S TLanguage: Latin

Roles: Apollo/Melia/Oebalus
19Tandem post purbida fulmina

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 3.06

Type: trioVoice: tr/cA tr/S TLanguage: Latin

Roles: Apollo/Melia/Oebalus