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Il Matrimonio Segreto - The Secret Marriage
Sat 10 June 2017, 19:30 – 22:00 BST
Pop-up Opera is an innovative touring opera company dedicated to making opera enjoyable and inviting for all. Tonight’s performance is directed by Max Hoehn; winner of the 2015 Independent Opera Director Fellowship and nominee for ‘Best Young Director’ at the 2016 International Opera Awards.
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 summer opera filled with humour, sparkle and fun. The opera’s story is about a rich Italian businessman’s attempt to marry off one of his daughters to a mad English toff with disastrous results. Packed with tunes and matrimonial mayhem, the opera’s premiere in Vienna 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!
Tickets £30 (including finger food in interval) from http://www.courtgardensfarm.co.uk/opera.html
“I honestly cannot imagine anyone, of any age or class or tastes, who would have been bored or unmoved” - The Times