"The Secret Marriage": Cuban Miami in the 1980s

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables

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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Cuban Research Institute have partnered with the Florida Grand Opera to create this cultural program on Cuban Miami. The event will feature two Cuban-American writers and a scholar as well as live performances of passages from Domenico Cimarosa's classic opera The Secret Marriage, set in Miami during the 1980s. Confirmed participants include novelist and short story writer Ana Menéndez, journalist Mirta Ojito, and historian Michael J. Bustamante.

A father attempts to marry off his daughter with dramatic results and surprising complications in one of the most successful comic operas from the late eighteenth century. Cimarosa's Il matrimono segreto (The Secret Marriage) is the perfect opera for anyone who loves the music of Rossini (The Barber of Seville) and the comedy of Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro). Discover this charming score and become part of the drama when a family secret is uncovered and changes everything.

The opera will be performed in Spanish at the Miami-Dade Auditorium on April 18–26, 2020. Tickets may be purchased online here.