Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This opera is based on a story by Tchaikovsky. It is the tale of a young woman who grows up unaware that she is blind. Her father protected her from this truth so that the Duke of Burgundy, to whom she has been betrothed since birth, will accept her as his bride. Unfortunately, the young Duke falls in love with another. Later his best friend, a loyal knight, tells her the truth and then helps her understand the beauty of the world. They become lovers and by the tale's end, she is able to see.
blindness [physical], bride, handicap, knight, love, lover, marriage-arranged, romance