Apollo et Hyacinthus

Opera

Writers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Overview

Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts
3
Genres
Cast Size
small
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult characters

Synopsis

The opera tells the story of the myth that Hyacinth died accidentally due to a discus thrown by Apollo, which struck Hyacinth on the head. Further, another myth tells, it was the wind god Zephyrus who was actually responsible for the death of Hyacinth. Zephyrus blew the discus off course, out of jealousy, so as to injure and kill Hyacinth. When he died, Apollo made a flower, the hyacinth, spring out from his spilled blood. Rufinus Widl was a priest, hence the story was modified ” changing the sexually desired character from Ovid's Hyacinth to Melia, his sister.

Lead Characters