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: Although the merry feast day celebrating Dionysus, god of wine and revelry, approaches, Daphne feels no anticipation of any human joy. Instead, she tells of her love of nature and how she feels more at one with the trees and flowers than with humankind.