- castrati (n.) plural of castrato, 1763, from It. castrato, from L. castratus (see CASTRATION (Cf. castration)).
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castrati — n. male soprano singer castrated before puberty as to keep a soprano or contralto voice … English contemporary dictionary
Castrato — A castrato is a man with a singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo soprano, or contralto voice produced either by castration of the singer before puberty or one who, because of an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual… … Wikipedia
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castrato — /ka strah toh, keuh /; It. /kah strddah taw/, n., pl. castrati / tee/. a male singer, esp. in the 18th century, castrated before puberty to prevent his soprano or contralto voice range from changing. [1755 65; < It < L castrat(us); see CASTRATE]… … Universalium
Countertenor — Voice type Female voices Soprano Mezzo soprano Contralto Male voices Countertenor Tenor Baritone Bass A countertenor is a male singing voice whose vocal range is equivalent to that of a contralto, mezzo soprano, or (less frequently) a soprano,… … Wikipedia
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Castration — The Castration of Uranus: fresco by Vasari Cristofano Gherardi (c. 1560, Sala di Cosimo I, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence). Not to be confused with Penectomy or Penis removal. Castration (also referred to as gelding, spa … Wikipedia
Farinelli — (January 24, 1705 ndash; September 16, 1782), was the stage name of Carlo Maria Broschi, one of the most famous Italian soprano castrato singers of the 18th century.Early yearsBroschi was born in Andria (now in the Italian region of Apulia) into… … Wikipedia
Gaetano Guadagni — (16 February 1728 11 October 1792) was an Italian mezzo soprano castrato singer, most famous for singing the role of Orpheus at the premiere of Gluck s opera Orfeo ed Euridice in 1762. Career Born at Lodi, [ See Howard, P: Happy birthday, Gaetano … Wikipedia
Antonio Maria Bernacchi — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Antonio Benracchi. Antonio Maria Bernachi (1685 1756) nació en 1685 en Bolonia, cuna de los grandes castrati. Su figura y su voz causaron reacciones opuestas a lo largo de toda su carrera, al parecer poseía una voz… … Wikipedia Español