Apollo et Hyacinthus is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s first venture into opera and was composed when Mozart was merely 11 years old. Despite his young age, this opera already showed signs of mastery with the musical form. Rarely performed, this opera is based on the story of Hyacinth and Apollo from Greek mythology that tells the tale of the love between Apollo and the young Spartan prince Hyacinth, as well as the murder of Hyacinth due to Zephyrus’s jealousy.