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THE SUMMER DAILY

Friday, August 18, 1973

Page Two THE SUMMER DAILY Friday, August 18, 1973

t .vCimarosa opera a
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9 Tommy Tompkins
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56 What's the Big Idea?
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"Monster from the Surf" (1964)
alr of the West--Drama
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9 Tennis
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20 Movie-Drama BW
"Life in Emergency Ward 10."
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11:30 2 News
7 Movie-Comedy
"Hotel Paradiso." (English
1066)
9 Enounter
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50 Movie-Thriller BW
"The Unknown Terror." (1957)
12:00 2 Movie-Drama BW
"The Virtues," (1903)
413 News
9 Movie-Crime Drama
"Madigan." (1968)
12:30 4 Ella Fitzgerald--Songs
11 Sticks and Bones-Drama
13 Movie-Adventure BW
"Jack Lundon's Tales of Ad-
venture." (1954)
1:30 4 News
7 Movie-Comedy
"We Joined the Navy"
(English, 1962)
2:00 2 Movie-Comedy BW
"Blues Busters." (1950)
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3:30 2.-Divorce Court
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By KEN FINK
"The Secret Marriage" ("11 Matri-
monio Segreto"), comic opera in two
acts with music by Domienico Cima-
rosa and libretto by Giovanni Bertati
with English version by David With-
erspoon and Robert Bird. Production
by The School of Music with the Uni-
versity Opera Orchestra, Josef Blatt,
Conductor. Directed by Katherine
Hilgenberg. Thursday Evening, Au-
gust 16, 1972 at 8:00 p.m. Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. The Cast:
Paolino, Jerry Vander Schaaf; Car-
olina, Lynne Wienecke; Geronimo,
Edmund Toliver; Elisetta, Julia Con-
well; Fidalma, Karen Lundgren;
Count Robinson, Edward Markward..
Although it is not a steadfast
rule of thumb, great operas
maintain their greatness not be-
cause of their plots but because
of their musical contents. Who
can Walk out of "The Marriage of
Figaro" without . humming or
whistling part of an aria or leave
"Fidelio" without hearing the
trumnet fanfare echo in his
head?
And as I left "The Secret Mar-
riage" I was whistling La ci da-
rem la mano from "The Mar-
riage of Figaro".
However, this is a rare in-
stance where the true enjoyment
of the evening came not from the
music but from the absurd plot
and its quite masterful execu-
tion by the cast.
In brief, Paolino (Jerry Van-
der Schaaf), clerk to Geronimo,
arranges a marriage between
Count Robinson (Edward Mark-
ward) and Elisetta (Julia Con-
well), Geronimo's daughter, so
that he can at last reveal that he
has been secretly married to
Carolina (Lynne Wienecke), Ger-
onimo's younger daughter. Eli-
setta's marriage would fulfil Ger-
onimo's ambition to belong to the
aristocracy.
So we see that the plot starts
out simple and not the least bit
absurd. Everyone seems happy
which isn't too hard to tell since
they are singing to that effect.
Everyone's happiness is short-
lived until, of course. the "happy
ending" but that comes later.
The count, a most colorful per-
sonality and excellent voice, pro-
ceeds to fall in love with Caro-
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lina and when the mistaken iden-
tity is pointed out to him, he sulks
and sing "What a disappointment
this is, I shall never know what
bliss is."
The count, hell-bent now on
Carolina for his bride, offers to
accept from Geronimo half the
dowry if he can have his young-
er daughter as his wife. At this
point we see that the plot begins
to border on the absurd which it
plummits into during the next bit
of action.
Paolino (remember him?) dis-
traught over the last bit of ac-
tion decides to take Fidalma
(Karen Lundgren), Geronimo s
sister, into his confidence but
she takes the opportunity to con-
fess her love for him.
We then see Paolino even more
distraught, as a matter of fact
deep in the anals of distraught-
dom as Fidalma sings, "We just
got acquainted, and now he has
fainted."
Carolina discovers them and is
rather jealous. At the same time
Elisetta, much put down by the
count's rejection, manages to
convince her father to send Car-
olina to a convent early the next
morning.
It does not seem fair for me to
reveal the end but you can put
your mind at ease knowing at
least that Geronimo" does not
marry his sister, Fidalma.
The orchestral accompani-
ment provided by the University
Opera Orchestra proved to be in
the spirit of Cimarosa's musical
quality. Some of the most en-
joyable moments on stage occur
when the women are involved in
fast paced, heated discussion.
Above all I found "The Secret
Marriage" to be an excellently
staged comic opera with a cast
of not only fine singers but fine
actors as well.

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