Ariadne, Daphne and the problem of Verwandlung

@article{Gilliam2003AriadneDA,
  title={Ariadne, Daphne and the problem of Verwandlung},
  author={Bryan Gilliam},
  journal={Cambridge Opera Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={15},
  pages={67 - 81}
}
  • B. Gilliam
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • History
  • Cambridge Opera Journal
The theme of transformation (Verwandlung) plays a significant role in the work of Richard Strauss, from his Tod und Verklärung (1889) to his Metamorphosen (1945). This article examines two Strauss operas where transformation is a central aspect of the libretto: Ariadne auf Naxos (1912/16), libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and Daphne (1937), libretto by Joseph Gregor. Though each opera focuses on transformation, this concept is interpreted and realized in entirely different ways. For… 
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