The Love for Three Oranges
The King of Clubs has asked Truffaldino, the jester, to heal his son the Prince with laughter. But this is a hard task, especially since Clarice, the King's niece, Leandro, and the witch Fata Morgana plot against the Prince to take his place after his death. Yet, the Prince eventually laughs, seeing the witch knocked over by Truffaldino and falling down. Furious, the witch curses the Prince: henceforth, he will be obsessed by a love for three oranges kept by a giant female cook. Thanks to Truffaldino and a few magic objects, the Prince succeeds in seducing the three oranges, transformed into three beautiful princesses. Two of them die, yet the last one survives, and eventually gets married with the Prince.