- Performer:Hilary Griffiths
- Title:Cimarosa: Il Matrimonio Segreto [DVD Video]
- Date of release:1986
- Size FLAC version1166 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1821 megabytes
- Size WMA version1653 megabytes
- Formats:RA AIFF VQF MPC MP1 AU
Il matrimonio segreto is Cimarosa's most famous opera buffa and it is one of the few comic operas to have maintained its place in the repertoire until today.
Il Matrimonio Segreto is, unfortunately, the only opera by Cimarosa that has been recorded on DVD. That is a pity because he wrote so many. The acting, singing and orchestra are so very much better, as is the technical quality of the recording. I enjoyed this very funny production of Il Matrimonio Segreto thoroughly! The set and costumes were very bright and colorful and the wig dynamics were an extra funny touch. The acting was especially animated and the singing was good, too. The brightest star of the show for me was Mario Cassi as Il Conte Robinson.
Opera: Il matrimonio segreto. Composer: Cimarosa Domenico. Libretto: Giovanni Bertati. Venue & Opera Company: Rokokotheater Schwetzingen. Conductor: Hilary Griffiths. Orchestra: Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra. Stage Director: Michael Hampe. Format: DVD. Quality Video: 4 Audio:4. Visited 13 times, 1 visits today).
Domenico Cimarosa - Il Matrimonio Segreto, opera (1772). Geronimo: Carlos Feller, Elisetta: Barbara Daniels, Carolina: Georgine Resick, Fidalma: Marta Szirmay, Il Conte Robinson: Claudio Nicolai, Paolino: David Kuebler, Un servitor di Geronimo: Werner Sindemann. Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra. Conductor – Hilary Griffiths. Recorded 3-8 June 1986. Hard Subtitles (English).
In 2016, the album became the first metal album to be added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, an honor granted to works deemed culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant .