British Youth Opera presents Domenico Cimarosa’s romantic comedy in an English translation by Donald Pippin.
Mere months after Mozart’s death in 1791, Cimarosa’s new opera 'The Secret Marriage' was the talk of Vienna. A tale of class rivalries, marriageable sisters and a pompous English Count, it is an elegant example of the Mozartian comic opera tradition. Taking Hogarth's 'Marriage à la mode' as its starting point it is a tale of class rivalries, marriageable sisters and a pompous English Count that sits comfortably in the comic opera tradition between Mozart and Rossini.
With Carolina (Alice Rose Privett), Rosalind Coad (Elisetta), Heather Lowe (Fidalma), Nick Pritchard (Paulino), Bradley Travis (Count Robinson) and Frazer Scott (Geronimo). Martin Lloyd-Evans is the director, Roy Laughlin conducts and Mandy Demetriou is movement director.
(Note: at 5.45pm on Sept 11 and 14, a free pre-concert talk. In association with Southbank Sinfonia.)