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