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- Il Matrimonio Segreto
"In occasion of the first representation of "Il Matrimonio Segreto" (The Secret Marriage) by Cimarosa, the Austrian Emperor liked this masterpiece so much that he ordered order to play it again from the beginning."
Henri Beyle (Stendhal) explicitly states that he adored Cimarosa. And his biographers duly note that:
"The effect on an impressionable seventeen year old of the journey through the Alps and Lombardy to Milan, associated as it was with hearing for the first time Cimarosa’s opera, The Secret Marriage, [in 1800] in one of the towns on the way, pervades all Stendhal’s writing."
(from the introduction to Beyle’s Memoirs of an Egotist, translated by David Ellis (Horizon Press, New York, 1975))
(contributed by MariLi Pooler <email@example.com>)