Daphne

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Composer:

Richard Strauss

Librettist:

Joseph Gregor

Premiere:

15 October 1938, Dresden (Staatsoper)

Language:

German

Synopsis:

Daphne Synopsis

Libretto:

Daphne Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera Daphne

Daphne is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss, his 13th opera, subtitled "A Bucolic Tragedy in One Act". The German libretto was by Joseph Gregor. The opera is based loosely on a myth from Ovid's Metamorphoses, and also includes elements taken from The Bacchae by Euripides. The opera premiered at Dresden on October 15, 1938, originally intended as a double bill with Friedenstag, but as the scale of Daphne grew, that idea was abandoned. The conductor of the first performance was Karl Böhm, to whom the opera was dedicated.
The chaste girl Daphne sings a hymn of praise to nature. She loves the sunlight as trees and flowers do, but she has no interest in human romance. She cannot return the love of her childhood friend Leukippos, and she refuses to put on the ceremonial clothes for the coming festival of Dionysos, leaving Leukippos with the dress she has rejected.
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Roles in Daphne

Peneios Bass
Gaea Contralto
Daphne Soprano
Leukippos Tenor
Apollo Tenor
Four shepherds Baritone,Tenor,Bass,Bass
Two maids Soprano,Soprano

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All scenes from Daphne

Arias from Daphne

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1O wie gerne blieb ich bei dir mein Lieber Baum

Opera: DaphneComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Daphne
2Jeden heiligen Morgen

Opera: DaphneComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Apollo
3O mein Leukippos

Opera: DaphneComposer: StraussAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Daphne
4O bleib geliebter Tag

Opera: DaphneComposer: StraussAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles:
5Götter Brüder im hohen Olympos

Opera: DaphneComposer: StraussAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Apollo
6Ich komme grünende Brüder

Opera: DaphneComposer: StraussAct:

Type: aria,finaleVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: