Strauss: Daphne

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Daphne, a virginal nature-girl, rejects the advances of the god Apollo in the midst of a Dionysian feast and is turned into a laurel tree after Apollo strikes dead her innocent suitor, Leukippos. This opera is rarely performed nowadays and this is one of the few modern recordings of it.

...her singing, inflection, tonal allure, and sensitivity to the text make her performance shine, and she has no issue with the role’s high tessitura.

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Recording info

Release Date: September 13, 2005
Label: Decca
CD / Download: 1