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Yet in giving us a musical approach as fantastical as it is rigorous, the director does not omit casting an exhilarating and saving glance over the excesses and artifices of European men of nobility and religion, pursuing their shamelessness and emphasising their hypocrisies. They were children born into poor families who were propelled to the level of stars that shone in the frivolous constellation of the important courts in Europe.

Children in general had such hard lives, especially poor children.

De Monstruos y Prodigios, La historia de los ‘castrati’

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. People were fascinated by these hybrids—pa 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.

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Castrated between the ages of 7 and 12 these men- frequently from impoverished backgrounds in Italy- had a small opportunity to become successful, famous and barbuer secure.

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Today you are on familiar terms with the king, you are caressed by duchesses, praised by persons of quality. The political theatre in it mocks class prejudices and the ambiguous attitude of the Church.

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Castrati were known as ‘sacred monsters’ and this alone indicates how they were considered something of a third sex, diabolically bodied but with voices suggestive of angels. For my full review, please see my blog: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. 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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Mostly, I just found it sad and rather depressing. Stourton the Negro and pageboy respectively of the Duchesse Mazarino. This book appeared to be babrier well researched and thorough, but it was surprisingly slow reading for me. Return to Book Page.

Even the castrati boys, who were supposed to have such wonderful opportunities had shockingly hard lives in their historla schools. It is a small part of a greater History. That political theatre is a scandalmonger too, revelling in patrifk tales and feasting on farce and jealousies, both those of diva sopranos towards the heavenly male sopranists and those of composers tyrannised by the whims of arrogant angels.

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