from the one act German opera Daphne
by Richard Strauss
Libretto: Joseph Gregor
, daughter of Gaea and Peneios
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: near the hut of Penios, ancient Greece
Synopsis: The love of Daphne, Leukippos, has been killed by the god Apollo. In her sorrow, Daphne accepts that it was her fault that he died and vows to stay by his grave until the gods take her life away.