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On May 13, 1767, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's first opera "Apollo et Hyacinthus" celebrated its premiere in Salzburg. At that time, the students always performed a Latin drama at the end of the school year, including the tragedy "Clementia Croesi" by the Benedictine Father Rufinus Widl. The eleven-year-old Mozart created "Apollo et Hyacinthus" as an intermediary to this piece. The individual scenes were played before the prologue and between the acts of the spoken drama. But the opera can also exist on its own. The title roles in this performance from the 2006 Salzburg Festival are sung by Ekaterina Tretjakova and Anja Schlosser. The symphony orchestra of the Mozarteum University plays. The musical direction is in the hands of Josef Wallnig. John Dew directed.