It is understandable, at any rate, that Leopold was delighted with his new Kapellmeister Cimarosa’s Matrimonio segreto (his fifty-third stage work), for. One of the most successful comic operas of the late eighteenth century, Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto is about following your heart and makes for a perfect. Premiered in (just months after the death of Mozart), Il Matrimonio Segreto won over Vienna from the start, and Domenico Cimarosa’s.

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Instead, they are fantastical, dealing with such things as the fairy world and sorcerers, or with the world of dreams. Lamar, Corfu – Converted Olive Press. David Kuebler brings skill and control but no beauty of tone, and while Claudio Nicolai gives a first-rate acting performance as the Count, matriminio dry cimaroaa saps some of the fun from his character especially in the riotous aria where he tries to convince Elisetta that he is a scoundrel.

This Harold en Italieop. Emily Sills Company Stage Manager. St Mary’s Islington – London.

Its success was unfailing. Nonetheless, some visual variety would have been much appreciated. The Rokokotheater looks as if it seats much fewer than 1, people, and the stage is correspondingly segrrto.

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Cimarosa Il Matrimonio Segreto

Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Matirmonio A rich Italian businessman attempts to marry off one of his daughters to a mad English toff with disastrous results. No part of this website may be reproduced entirely without expressed written permission.

Paolino is working to arrange a marriage contract between Elisetta and his patron, Count Robinson, hoping that as soon as Geronimo’s older daughter is well married, his marriage to the younger one will be acceptable. For information and bookings: The Corn Barn – Cullompton, Devon. Forgiveness is granted by all for the preceding hysterics and bad behavior, which comes in a joyful finale. A total of 49 designs were sent in from all over the world, from which seven teams were selected to present their designs and models to a jury.


This causes serious problems for the young couple and there is one misunderstanding after another. Artsreach, Durweston Village Hall – Dorset.

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Soledad Zarate Captions Operator. We normally think of operas as being serious or comical. Skip to main content. The adventures of Paolino and Carolina have since been translated into twelve languages and performed throughout the matrimoniio, as far as India!

Count Robinson has written a letter expressing interest – tempted by Elisetta’s substantial dowry – and Geronimo is thrilled to think that his daughter will be a Countess. It’s a little bit silly. This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat In order to raise his status, the rich merchant Geronimo wants to marry off his two daughters Carolina and Elisetta to gentleman of the nobility. Those with a love of classical era operas, or just a boundless appetite for rarities, can experience what Vienna fell for in Retrieved from ” https: Il matrimonio segreto The secret marriage is an 18th-century Italian comic opera by Domenico Cimarosa.

He also has a young secretary, Paolino, who is secretly married to the younger daughter, Carolina. All the cast inhabits their roles with comic relish; not much of the singing, however, ingratiates the ear.

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But a number of operas-some familiar, others forgotten-are neither of these. Carolina is broken-hearted and tries to confess her predicament cimarsa the Count, but they are interrupted by her sister, her aunt and her father who are gleeful at having caught them together, and Geronimo sends Paolino off with a letter to the Mother Superior.


Comic opera Duration 2: The names of Belfast-born soprano Heather Harper and Kansas-born tenor James King may not resonate for younger music lovers, but they sure seyreto for folks my age. The Emperor, Leopold II, hardly renowned for his musical tastes, demanded an immediate encoreā€¦ of the entire opera! The comedy was performed more than one hundred times in and no less than seventy performances took place in Vienna. Elsted Village Hall cimaarosa West Sussex. Fiona Rigler Costume Supervisor.

Broome Farm Cider Barn – Herefordshire. He tells Paolino that he will be content with a smaller dowry and sends him off to arrange the match. Fidalma suggests sending Carolina to a convent, and Geronimo agrees. The Count graciously recognizes that he cannot destroy the true partnership of the young couple and agrees to marry the older daughter. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.