Domencio Cimarosa: Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage)
Royal Theater, Turin
Royal Theater Orchestra and Chorus
Francesco Pasqualetti, conductor
CAST: Barbara Bargnesi (Carolina); Paolo Bordogna (Sir Geronimo); Erika Grimaldi (Elisetta); Emanuele D'Auganno (Paolino); Roberto de Candia (Count Robinson); Chiara Amarù (Fidalma)
Cimarosa's politics once got him in so much trouble that he nearly faced execution, yet his music made him one of the most popular composers of the late 1700s. The Secret Marriage was composed in Vienna in 1792, and remains his most successful opera.