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). Written by
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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
I admire your nerve, madame, in daring to defy Handel.
Women are very strong, signor Farinelli. Men's weaknesses make it necessary.
Qual guerriero in campo armato
[Dario's Solo: Act I, Scene XVI, from Opera "Idaspe"]
Composed by Riccardo Broschi
, Libretto by G.P. Candi
and Domenico Lalli
Vocals performed by Ewa Malas-Godlewska
(Soprano) and Derek Lee Ragin
(Countertenor) See more