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UALR faculty, staff, and students are eligible for 1 free ticket when presenting UALR ID at the Music Dept. office or at the door on performance night.

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00pm

UALR Opera Theatre presents The Secret Marriage


The Secret Marriage

Carolina is secretly married to her father’s clerk, Paolino. They want their marriage to be accepted by her father, a wealthy merchant, so they plot to marry off Carolina’s older sister Elisetta to Count Robinson, Paolino’s former employer. This connection with nobility would make her father extremely happy. Unfortunately, when the Count arrives, he falls in love with Carolina and refuses to marry Elisetta. And a further complication occurs when Fidalma, the girls’ widowed aunt, reveals that she is in love with Paolino and intends to marry him. Much scheming, amorous intrigue, and silliness ensue.

Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa premiered a few months after the death of W. A. Mozart and was considered to be one of the finest comic operas of the 18th century. Indeed, at its premiere, the emperor was so entranced that he invited the cast to dinner and then requested the opera be encored in its entirety, the longest encore in history! The UALR production will be set in England in the 1920s, inspired in part by Downton Abbey. It will be performed in English translation with dialogue, instead of being sung throughout.

General Admission $15
General Admission Student $5

Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
on the campus of The University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(501) 569-3294

For information phone: (501) 569-3294. For general admission tickets call 501-569-8993 or purchase on-line Buy Now

Please check out our Concert Schedule page for the rest of the season’s concerts.

Updated 4.21.2015