From Girl to Laurel Tree (or How to Become a Tree): Daphne by Richard Strauss and Joseph Gregor

Amaltea: Revista de Mitocrítica. 2017;9(0):65-81 DOI 10.5209/AMAL.54525


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Journal Title: Amaltea: Revista de Mitocrítica

ISSN: 1989-1709 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Society/Institution: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

LCC Subject Category: Fine Arts: Arts in general | Language and Literature

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Spanish, English

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Manuel Antonio Díaz Gito (Universidad de Cádiz)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 33 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Second part of a two-section article that analyses the extensive reinterpretation of Daphne’s myth in the opera <em>Daphne </em>(1938) by composer Richard Strauss and librettist Joseph Gregor, who used the version of the myth by Parthenius of Nicaea better than that by Ovid. Its ultimate aim is to examine Strauss’ statement about his new opera’s meaning and if the authors managed to achieve their objective by means of manipulating the mythical storyline.