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Act І

Emperor of Austria and His Advisors decide to sell the Vienna Wood to boost the thin coffers. Troll, the guardian of the Wood, calls up the wood spirits and dryads. They decide together how to prevent the disaster of their home wood destruction.

The ball reception is taking place in the Imperial castle located in Vienna suburbs. The guests are waltzing and dancing sparkling polkas. A bit aside from the dancing couples Emperor of Austria is discussing the timber sale arrangement with Joseph, the timber dealer.

Sly Troll is invisibly directing the ball reception. He drives Maria, Joseph’s fiancée to Crown Prince Rudolf. When the young man and the girl come across each other they fall in love at first sight and agree about a date in the Vienna Wood.

The party is over. Emperor is signing the timber sale contract.

Joseph and his friends are celebrating a profitable deal in the pub. In the meantime Maria and Rudolf meet in the wood. Waking around they get to the pub. Joseph notices the lovers. Raging he tries to stab the heir of Austrian throne. Maria rushes to protect her beloved and gets a deadly stab… The girl dies in Rudolf’s arms.


    October, 2018