: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age [New York: Oxford University Press, 2014]; Helen Berry, The Castrato
and His Wife [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011]; Roger Freitas, Portrait of a Castrato
: Politics, Patronage, and Music in the Life of Atto Metani [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009]; and Nicholas Clapton, Moreschi and the Voice of the Castrato
[London: Haus Books, 2008].
En Italia, por ejemplo, cualquier opera que no contara con al menos un papel para un castrato
, estaba destinada al fracaso.
You'll be able to see the large range of notes that a castrato
can have -- the low voice and the high-pitched voice.
The writer rarely deviates from first stating her theme (the voice, for example), then presenting an extended excursus or development (the siren song, Circe, Medusa, Gorgon, the flute), and finally returning to the tonic chord (the castrato
figure, representative of the Medusan voice/cry).
Rather than placing emphasis on female opera heroines' collective and untimely demise, Andre theorizes the phenomenon of the treble voice in opera, whether that voice emanates from the physical form of a heroic castrato
, a cross-dressed mezzo such as the one I played above, or a swooning soprano diva.
The first of these is comprised of 13 short articles covering a veritable smorgasbord of disparate topics such as operatic orchestral music, the singing voice, the castrato
or male soprano, the operatic claque, concert pitch, elements of music, ballet, the construction of opera houses and scenery, and persons connected with opera.
7) Despite his disapproval, however, Burney writes of the most famous castrato
, Farinelli, that he was an "extraordinary musician" who "mixed the pathetic with the spirited, the simple with the sublime, and .
Tito Amato, a renowned castrato
and amateur sleuth, is already intrigued about his invitation to be a part of this performance, and discovers that the mysterious murders have more to do with his unconventional family than he could ever imagine.
Also notable in the comedy category were Worst Case Scenario: Butch Edition, a Super 8 butch-etiquette primer by Mary Guzman, and Castrato
Di Matteo's Audition Tape, where director Laura Terruso plays all three roles: Castrato
Di Matteo (in male drag), his girlfriend and his mother.
Geneticists developed a technique for correcting the degradation that genetic material naturally undergoes over time, and scientists dug up the body of the famous castrato
Farinelli to see if they can figure out why his voice developed the way it did.
ON JULY 12TH THIS YEAR, the remains of the legendary castrato
Farinelli (Carlo Broschi 1705-82) were disinterred in La Certosa, the main cemetery in Bologna, Italy.
Centuries ago a boy who became a castrato
would sing high-pitched in the world's greatest choir.