The recently proclaimed peace is being celebrated at the royal Préméry castle. Count Adolar sings a song of his yearning for his bride Euryanthe, who he hopes to see again soon. Count Lysiart provocatively questions the fidelity of women, including that of Euryanthe. A scandal! Finally a bet is made: Adolar wages his possessions against Euryanthe’s loyalty. Lysiart goes to Euryanthe in order to seduce her. A hopeless task. Unexpectedly, he gets help from Eglantine, Euryanthe’s confidante, who is in love with Adolar. The two work out a treacherous plot to which Euryanthe falls victim. She is rejected by everyone and is set out in the forest by Adolar. In an unexpected encounter with the king and his hunting party, Euryanthe finds the courage to defend herself. The traitorous pair unmasks themselves and the plot is completely uncovered.
Grand heroic, romantic opera in three acts by Carl Maria von Weber