Il matrimonio segreto
Everyone has a secret, but not like this.


Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 6:30 PM Saturday, January 26, 2013  -  8:00 PM
Tuesday, January 29, 2013  -  7:00 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013  -  8:00 PM
Sunday, February 3,  2013  -  2:00 PM

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Carolina and Paolino want to be openly married, so they plot to marry off Carolina's older sister Elisetta to appease a strict father. As it turns out, there's more than one woman in love with Paolino!
It all starts innocently enough. Paolino works for Geronimo, and is in love with his daughter Carolina. So they do what seems sensible to them, and secretly marry. It probably would have worked out fine, except that Carolina's aunt Fidalma is in love with Paolino. And when the man betrothed to Elisetta arrives, he falls in love with Carolina. Much scheming, amorous intrigue, and silliness ensue.

Performance Details and Resources 

• All performances of Il matrimonio segreto are at CAPA Theater.
Audio Commentary is available at the THURSDAY, January 24 preview performance and the TUESDAY, January 29 performance. 
UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD: Sung in Italian with English texts projected above the stage.
• Estimated run time is 2 hours, 40 minutes, including 1 intermission.
• Join us one hour before each performance for the Pre-Opera Talk. Free to all performance ticketholders, Pre-Opera Talks are full of insights on the opera, the composer, and more!

2012-2013 Season Sponsor: PNC
Production Sponsor: Giant Eagle Foundation
Opening Night Sponsor: Meat & Potatoes  

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2013 is the Year of Italian Culture.

Photos by David Bachman.

Previews and Reviews

PREVIEW: "Reviving a forgotten gem" - Tribune-Review, 1/20/13
REVIEW: "Resident Artists delightful in 'Secret Marriage'" - Tribune-Review, 1/25/13
REVIEW: "Camaraderie complements a well-crafted production" - OperaPulse, 2/4/13

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Additional Features

Read the story of Il matrimonio segreto
The Cast and Artistic Team
Music and Videos
 NEW! View the STUDY GUIDE for Il matrimonio segreto, produced by our Education Department

 Cast and Artistic Team

(cast is listed in order of vocal appearance)

Juan Jose de Leon
Juan Jose de Leon*
Meredith Lustig
Meredith Lustig*
Joseph Barron
Joseph Barron*
Jasmine Muhammed
Jasmine Muhammad*
Samantha Korbey
Samantha Korbey*
Kyle Oliver
Kyle Oliver*
Count Robinson

Sara Jobin
Stage Director:  Stephanie Havey*
Set Designer: Brandon McNeel
Costume Designer:
Toni West
Lighting Designer:
Stevie O'Brian Agnew

Asst. Conductor: Glenn Lewis
Chorus Master: Mark Trawka
Associate Coach/Pianist: James Lesniak
Wig & Makeup Designer: James Geier
Assistant Director:

+ Pittsburgh Opera debut
* Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist
** Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist alumni

NEW production! Sets and costumes by Pittsburgh Opera.

Music from Il matrimonio segreto

Carolina's not interested in being a Countess: "I’m just a simple girl" - Auger
The Count fends off Elisetta: "I haven’t told you everything yet" - Rinaldi, Varady
Deutsche Gramophon recording of Il matrimonio segreto Like this recording? Order it at Deutsche Gramophon.

Video from Il matrimonio segreto

Carolina fends off the Count's advances: "I'm just a simple girl"
The Count confesses his faults to Elisetta, but she stands firm 
Meet the Artists: Stephanie Havey, Resident Artist Stage Director
Meet the Artists: Sara Jobin, conductor, on how she got hooked on opera conducting

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