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Domenico Cimarosa

Il matrimonio segreto

The secret marriage

Dramma giocoso in two acts by Domenico Cimarosa

Libretto by Giovanni Bertati based on the play, The Clandestine Marriage, by George Colman the elder and David Garrick | In Italian with German surtitles | A production of the Upper Austrian Opera Studio

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Carolina, the younger daughter of the wealthy merchant, Geronimo, secretly marries her father’s secretary, Paolino. The father suggests Count Robinson as an appropriate groom for the older sister, Elisetta but he, however, he falls in love with (the already married) Carolina and chaos ensues. Since its world premiere in 1792 at Vienna’s Burgtheater, il matrimonio segreto is the only Opera Buffa of the 18th Century that, along with Mozart’s masterpieces is still played today.