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Dee Bonney rated it it was amazing Sep 25, This entertaining and authoritative study of the castrati during the baroque period explores the lives and triumphs of more than 60 singers over three centuries—their social origins, training, and relationship to society and church. It is such an ugly and horrible expression that it would have repelled a far less delicate mind than your own. Rigorous training that could last up to 10 years meant that the boys that entered conservatoires as brand new eunuchs usually lost touch with their family very often they resented their family, in any case, as often hard-up fathers pushed for the operation in the hope that it would bring financial stability.
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Those who made it caused women in Italy, Vienna, London, Madrid, to swoon; they toured the continent entertaining royalty and the super-rich and were lavished with diamonds and objets fashioned from gold. They had their share of scandals and drama, much like our “jet setters” and rock stars. Even the castrati boys, who were supposed to have such wonderful opportunities had shockingly hard lives in their prison-like This book appeared to be very well researched and thorough, but it was surprisingly slow reading for me.
Two brothers, Siamese twins, are the masters of ceremony — just one black doublet with lace for this torso with two heads and four legs. Grand rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Grupo Estrategos Production assistant: Aug 09, James Barker rated it really liked it Shelves: This book appeared to be very well researched and thorough, but it was surprisingly slow reading for me.
The beginning of the book described the practice of castrating little boys as young as seven and the desperation that drove their parents to allow it. Fromthe court in Madrid, which vied on all things with the court in Naples, played host to Farinelli for 30 years as a therapist and confidant of Philip V, the depressive, establishing him as Philip the Great of Spain.
The World of the Castrati: The History of an Extraordinary Operatic Phenomenon by Patrick Barbier
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Product details Paperback Publisher: For my full review, please see my blog: Melissa rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Its extravagant and incredible journey pays homage to the Baroque spirit that astounded itself with exquisite abundance in order to distract pagrick from the gaping metaphysical void, whilst at the same time mocking this void too, juxtaposing its artifices and consented cruelty to satisfy its whims.
But this meant a sacrifice that involved much more than two pieces of their anatomy.
At that time, Jesuit missionaries were opportunistic enough to tolerate the indigenous languages banned by the King of Spain. Rather it was a chance to gossip, to see and be seen. People were fascinated by these hybrids—part man, part woman, and part child—who became virile heroes on the operatic stage. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The musical theatre in it carries the lone and melancholic voice of the castrato soaring to the divine heights of arias by Pergolesi, Bononcini, Handel and Gluck.
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Merveilles rated it liked it Jun 16, Jeffrey Gilfix rated it really liked it May 30, They often lived isolated lives, attacked by a variety of enemies, although their relationship with the church depended on the proclivities of individual popes. They were an unprecedented musical, social and cultural phenomenon. Be the first to ask a question about The World of the Castrati. This is where the story of castrati, monsters and prodigies all began. A two-headed man, a castrato, a harpsichordist, a centaur, a horseman and Bonaparte all play a part in the telling of this historical journey — musical, outrageous, fantastic and oh so baroque!
The journey is a moving one too. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? A daughter of M. Children in general had such hard lives, especially poor children. Marco Antonio Diaz Executive producer: The most famous and apparently most humbleFarinelli, became confidante of the Spanish monarchs in his year stay at their side.