In the first act, Count Albrecht, not wishing to be recognised, has disguised himself as a peasant (Loys) and goes to stay in a small village. He flirts with a young, mentally fragile, seamstress named Giselle who falls completely in love with him. Hilarion, one of the village hunters, is also in love with Giselle; due to this, he is very jealous and suspicious of Loys.
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Nardello: “We possess a huge asset: Music”.