Cimarosa's Covert Couple: 'Il Matrimonio Segreto'

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THE INTRO





THE HIT SINGLE: Duet, "As long as there is breath"

Act Two begins with an unusual duet for two baritones. At first, Geronimo (bass-baritone Paolo Bordogna) strongly objects to the Count's rejection of Elisetta, accusing him of breaking a solemn promise. But he changes his tune when the Count (baritone Roberto de Candia) offers to accept just half the agreed-upon dowry to marry Carolina, instead.

Geronimo (bass-baritone Paolo Bordogna) strongly objects to the Count's rejection of Elisetta, accusing him of breaking a solemn promise. He changes his tune when the Count (baritone Roberto de Candia) offers to accept half the agreed-upon dowry to marry Carolina.





THE B SIDE: Aria, "When Dawn Breaks"

When Paolino (tenor Emanuele D'Aguanno) learns that Geronimo has agreed to the Count's proposition, he decides that he and Carolina have no choice but to sneak away together before sunrise, in the aria "Pria che spunti in ciel l'aurora."