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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.Read more on Wikipedia
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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2Jeden heiligen MorgenOpera: DaphneComposer: StraussAct: 1Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: GermanRoles: Apollo 3O mein LeukipposOpera: DaphneComposer: StraussAct: Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: GermanRoles: Daphne