POP-Up Opera return to the grounds of Cheriton Old Rectory this summer with a rarely-seen opera from the late 18th Century, Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage).

Challenging the way opera is traditionally performed, they take their productions into unusual spaces.

l Matrimonio Segreto tells the tale of a rich Italian businessman as he attempts to marry off one of his daughters to a mad English toff with disastrous results.

Packed with tunes and matrimonial mayhem, this exciting story about following your heart makes for a perfect summer opera filled with Pop-up Opera’s special humour, sparkle and fun.

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!

With their signature ‘Silent Movie’ captions that add another layer to the performance, Pop-Up Opera skilfully adapt their operas to each individual venue, making every performance unique.

See it on Saturday June 24. For more details visit popupopera.co.uk