Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice. During his life he becomes to be a very famous opera singer, managed by his mediocre brother (Riccardo).
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Où s'arrête le pouvoir de sa voix?
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LIGHTING. In scenes that show stage lights and chandeliers, the focus on them is softened, but it can still be seen that the "lamps" and "candles" are in fact far too steady, and too smokeless, to be or to contain live flame. Gaslight was not brought into theatres until just after 1800 (in England), and limelight -- with real quicklime -- around 1820. Also, some outdoor lighting -- outside palaces, etc. -- is obviously too bright, blue- or green-shaded, smokeless, and sharp-edged to come from a bonfire. See more
I admire your nerve, madame, in daring to defy Handel.
Women are very strong, signor Farinelli. Men's weaknesses make it necessary.
Generoso risvegliati, o core
[Poro's Solo: Act II, Scene 4 [from Opera "Cleofide"(Alessandro nell'Indie)]
Composed by Johann Adolf Hasse
, Libretto by Michelangelo Boccardi
, Pietro Metastasio
Vocals performed by Ewa Malas-Godlewska
(Soprano) and Derek Lee Ragin
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