Performed for the first time at Vienna in 1792, The Secret Wedding by Domenico Cimarosa (Aversa 1749 – Venice 1801) is amongst the few comic operas to fall into the repertoire of European Theatres, at least up until the first part of the nineteen hundreds, fascinating artists such as Stendhal, Goethe and Nietzsche.
Rarely performed today, it is on the other hand considered one of the admirable examples of the Neapolitan School of the XVIII Century, of which Cimarosa – together with Piccini and Paisiello – was one of the most noted exponents.
The affair of Paolino and Carolina, a young couple secretly united in marriage, and of the other personalities drives towards a vertiginous succession of entanglements typical of the comic opera of the seventeen hundreds.
conductor Michele Spotti
directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi