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Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage) is a dramma giocoso in two acts, music by Domenico Cimarosa, on a libretto by Giovanni Bertati, based on the 1766 play The Clandestine Marriage by George Colman the Elder and David Garrick. It was first performed on 7 February 1792 at the Imperial Hofburg Theatre in Vienna in the presence of Emperor Leopold II.
Staged by Gustav Rudolf Sellner, conducted by Lorin Maazel, with costumes by Filippo Sanjust and performed by the six soloists with consummate vocal elegance, Cimarosa’s “Die heimliche Ehe” offers unalloyed pleasure, triggering a kind of ecstasy with its combination of delicacy and opulence and i...
Il matrimonio segreto by D.Cimarosa, from Opéra Royal de Wallonie, 2008. Directed by Stefano Mazzonisdi Pralafera, conductor Giovanni Antonini, starring Mario Cassi, Alberto Rinaldi, Cinzia Forte, Aldo Caputo, Damiana Pinti and Priscille Laplace. Performed in Italian.