II MATRIMONIO SEGRETO
Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage): A rich Italian businessman attempts to marry off one of his daughters to a mad English toff with disastrous results. 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 our special Pop-up Opera humour, sparkle and fun. 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!
“This company is re-inventing the genre of opera”
West End Wilma ★★★★★
"FIVE stars for an opera with no orchestra, very little design and no big stars itself? Yes; five stars"
Daily Express ★★★★★
“proves that opera was never meant to be a high-culture genre: it is, and should be, for everyone”
A Younger Theatre
"I honestly cannot imagine anyone, of any age or class or tastes, who would have been bored or unmoved"
General Admission: £20
Entrance to II Matrimonio Segreto is via our
Launcelot Street entrance