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But you say that you fear the ladies will love you less. Its extravagant and incredible journey pays homage to the Baroque spirit that astounded itself with exquisite abundance in order to distract itself from the gaping metaphysical void, whilst at the same time mocking this void too, juxtaposing its artifices and consented cruelty to satisfy its whims.

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!

As a nonbinary, somewhat-neutrois-identified reader, I found the book pretty disappointing for both the lack of information it covered, and the author’s superficial and not-always-accurate understanding of the medical consequences of castration.

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

He is also an independent director and a particularly fine director of actors. Kneecap rated it liked it Jan 18, Published September 1st by Souvenir Press first published January 1st No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. patrjck


Brandy rated it liked it Jan 07, Perhaps it would be less so to someone reading it from a history-of-music standpoint, but I was reading it in the hope of learning more about gender roles in early modern Europe. Ricardo da Silva rated it it was amazing Feb 05, 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.

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Product details Paperback Publisher: Dery, young pageboy of his mistress. The author certainly brings to barnier the social aspect of attending the opera, the fact that the music was not always the main attraction. Anna Or rated it it was ok Jun 17, Dery will have one hundred of her like. The most famous a In much of seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe the castrati were the pop idols of their day.

Castrati were known as ‘sacred monsters’ and this alone indicates how they histotia considered something of a third sex, diabolically bodied but with voices suggestive of angels.

My dear child, It does not surprise me that you have had an insurmountable aversion until now for that thing in the world that matters to you most. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I found it particularly interesting that castrati in Papal-run conservatoires were dressed as cherubs and rented out to families grieving lost babes. Dery would get herself pregnant, a boy would get himself hanged and, what is surer still, his wife would make of him a cuckold.


Tweedledum rated it it was amazing Dec 02, There’s a patrrick loading this menu right now. For my full review, please see my blog: Mirjam Visscher rated it really liked it Oct 31, His accurate and frenzied documentary is not devoid of irony either when it comes to these aristocrats who were happy to colonise the body of a lowly-born child for the sensual pleasure of frivolous feasts and liturgical spectacles.

Arryn Pidwell rated it it was amazing May 31, This man of theatre is also a bass singer in the vocal quartet, Ars Nova, specialising in arias from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Lists with This Book. Today you are on familiar terms with the king, you are caressed by duchesses, praised by persons of quality. For these two amazing actors are also professional bassesin real life. 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.