L'infedeltą delusa (Deceit outwitted) is a Burletta per musica composed by Joseph Haydn in 1773. As one of Haydn's early operatic works, it shows his mastery of the comic opera genre. The libretto, written by Marco Coltellini, revolves around themes of love, deceit, and mistaken identities.
Through a series of humorous misunderstandings and miscommunications, the characters find themselves entangled in a web of deception. The lively and spirited music reflects the comic nature of the plot, featuring playful ensembles, charming arias, and lively finales.
Haydn's skillful use of orchestration and melodic invention adds depth to the characters and enhances the comic elements of the opera. L'infedeltą delusa is a delightful exploration of human foibles and the complexities of romantic relationships, all set to the backdrop of Haydn's distinctive musical language. Though not as frequently performed as some of Haydn's later works, this opera remains a testament to the composer's wit and ingenuity in the realm of comic opera.