Il Matrimonio Segreto
February 23 - February 26, 2012
Music by Domenico Cimarosa; Libretto by Giovanni Bertati; after The Clandestine Marriage (1766) by George Colman the Elder and David Garrick; William Lumpkin, conductor. This farcical domestic comedy features arranged marriages, dowries, feuding sisters, tangled circumstances, banishment to convents, and misdirected romantic aspirations. Inspired in part by Hogarth's painting series "Marriage-a-la-Mode," it lives as a musical bridge between Mozart and Rossini, with lyrical melodies and brilliant, challenging ensembles. In Italian, with supertitles by Allison Voth. Il Matrimonio Segreto runs February 23-26. Presented by the Boston University College of Fine Arts. Tickets now on sale: $20 general public, $15 BU alumni, WGBH members, Huntington subscribers, students, and senior citizens; BU community: one free ticket with BU ID at the door, day of performance, subject to availability.