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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The bawdy adventures of Carlo Broschi.
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Both male and female voices were combined to create the sound of Farinelli's singing voice. The male voice was Derek Lee Ragin, a British countertenor and the female Ewa MaÅas-Godlewska, a Polish mezzo-soprano. See more
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
[Rinaldo's Solo: Act I, Scene IX]
Composed by George Frideric Handel
Libretto by Aaron Hill
, translated by Giacomo Rossi
Vocals performed by Ewa Malas-Godlewska
(Soprano) and Derek Lee Ragin
(Countertenor) See more