Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne

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Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne (The Loves of Apollo and Daphne) is an opera by the Italian composer Francesco Cavalli. It was Cavalli's second operatic work and was premiered at the Teatro San Cassiano, Venice during the Carnival season of 1640. The libretto is by Giovanni Francesco Busenello and is based on the story of the god Apollo's love for the nymph Daphne as told in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 1640
(Conductor: - )
Apollo haute-contre
Dafne mezzo-soprano
Aurora soprano
Cefalo tenor
Amore soprano
Filena soprano
Alfesibeo baritone
Sonno bariton
Cirilla haute-contre
Venere mezzo-soprano
Giove bass
Pan tenor
Morfeo tenor
Procris soprano
Itaton soprano
Titonio tenor
Peneo bass
Panto bass
Three muses mezzo-soprano and two sopranos
Coro de Ninfe e Pastori

Recordings[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
Source
  • Holden, Amanda (Ed.), The New Penguin Opera Guide, New York: Penguin Putnam, 2001. ISBN 0-14-029312-4