I disagree with the previous reviewer on the quality of this work. It is certainly true that the action is quite limited but I think Strauss, at this late stage in his career, was pursuing an ideal of beauty which is fully realised in this piece. It is an example of the great works of Strauss's Indian summer, a long outpouring of lyrical beauty. June Anderson relishes the wonderful soprano lines in her role as Daphne and is almost matched by the two fine tenors Roberto Sacca and Scott MacAllister as Leukippos and Apollo respectively.
The staging is fairly simple but effective. The orchestra and conducting is sympathetic and rises well to the beautiful final scene, one of Strauss's greatest achievements.