|7 February 1792, Vienna (Burgtheater)|
|Il Matrimonio Segreto Synopsis|
|Il Matrimonio Segreto Libretto|
Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage) is an opera in two acts, music by Domenico Cimarosa, on a libretto by Giovanni Bertati, based on the play The Clandestine Marriage by George Colman the Elder and David Garrick. It was first performed on February 7, 1792 in Vienna, at the Imperial Hofburg Theatre, in the presence of Emperor Leopold II.
Cimarosa's only work still to be regularly performed, it is arguably one of the greatest 18th century opera buffa apart from those by Mozart. Its premiere was the occasion of the longest encore in operatic history; Leopold II was so delighted that he ordered supper served to the company and the entire opera repeated immediately after.
|Elisetta||Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano|
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