Act 3 - The Sea Coast near the Temple of Diana. A festival in honor of the god Bacchus is interrupted by the arrival of Aminta in search of Sylvia. He hopes to find her in Diana's temple but is met by closed doors. He sees a boat approaching with Eros, Sylvia and her attendants on board, and Eros reunites the lovers.
The general rejoicing is interrupted by Orion, determined to recapture Sylvia. She takes refuge in the temple and, after a fight with Aminta, Orion tries to break in. Enraged by the intrusion, Diana appears and kills Orion. Her anger is now directed at the lovers and she forbids their union. Eros reminds Diana that she herself was once infatuated with a simple shepherd. Diana relents and gives the lovers her blessing.
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