Angelo, the new Deputy in Vienna invokes an ancient law demanding the death penalty for unmarried men who sleep with their girlfriends. Claudio is the first. His sister, Isabella, a young nun who has made a vow of chastity, begs Angelo for mercy. Attracted to this virtuous young girl Angelo offers her a terrible bargain: to sleep with him in return for her brother's life. Meanwhile in the background, the real Duke is watching.
Plese note early start time.