Pop Up Opera return to three locations in Herefordshire next month with the rarely performed Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage) by Cimarosa.

A rich Italian businessman attempts to marry off one of his daughters to a mad English toff with disastrous results. One of the most successful comic operas of the late eighteenth century, Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto is about following your heart and makes for a perfect summer opera filled with our special Pop-up Opera humour, sparkle and fun. Packed with tunes and matrimonial mayhem, the opera’s premiere in Vienna was the occasion of the longest encore in operatic history; Leopold II was so delighted that he ordered supper served to the company and the entire opera repeated immediately after!

Il Matrimonio Segreto can be seen at Three Choirs Vineyard in Newent on Friday, July 14, at St Michael and All Angels Church in Kingsland on Saturday, July 15 and at Broome Farm in Peterstow on Sunday, July 30. For further details and to book, visit popupopera.co.uk