Apollo and Daphne

Author: ORF-Enterprise

Alfredo Bernardini and his ensemble Zefiro present a cascade of original sounds brimming with Italianità.

  • Apollo and Daphne | Copyright: © Nikola Milatovic

    Apollo and Daphne © Nikola Milatovic

The hunting horn resounds through the Helmut List Halle when Diana and her nymphs lie in ambush. Cupid has fired his arrows of love at Apollo, who now desires the nymph Daphne. To escape his advances, she lets herself be turned into a laurel tree (Lauro) – a magical moment of deep sadness in Fux’ otherwise light-hearted baroque opera about love.

A true “primo uomo” joins the exquisite ensemble of singers of the opera celebration: countertenor Raffaele Pé. The young singer from Lodi has a striking presence and he sings exquisitely – the audience is sure to be enchanted!

Production year 2019
Duration 134 minutes
Choir Zefiro Baroque Orchestra
Soloist Monica Piccinini (soprano as Diana), Arianna Vendittelli (soprano as Dafne), Sonia Tedla (soprano as Amore), Raffaele Pe (altus as Apollo), Valerio Contaldo (tenor as Mercurio), Astrid Julen, Kana Imagawa, Elise Busoni, Estella List,
Conductor Alfredo Bernardini
Director Wolfgang Atzenhofer
Producer Styriarte



The Land of Smiles – Mörbisch Festival 2019


Experience the touching love story between Lisa, a girl from Vienna, and the Chinese prince Sou-Chong who are governed by different cultures and social conventions.

Eurovision Diaries

Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company

Eurovision Diaries is a documentary about the die-hard fans of the Eurovision Song Contest around the world, and it has been filmed by the fans themselves.


Czech Television

Live recording of Bedřich Smetana’s famous opera by Czech Television.

What does “good” look like for digital projects in the Performing Arts?

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

This IMZ Academy Session will take place in the course of Karajan Music Tech Conference and examine the crucial relationship between technological + creative innovation through the shortlisted projects of the Fedora Digital Prize.


Benefit from exclusive insights + opportunties with a thematic variety of IMZ Mailings to choose from.

By clicking "SUBSCRIBE" you consent that your data can be processed by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre for the purposes of processing your inquiry.