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Farinelli ()

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composed by Antonio Caldara, Geminiano Giacomelli, Johann Adolf Hasse, Nicola Porpora, Riccardo Broschi

To get the most visible issue out of the way, it simply won't do to object to the cover graphics featuring a bearded Cecilia Bartoli in repertory as suffused with transgender issues as the music of the 18th century castrato. Not only did the castrati sing in female voice ranges, they often sang in female voice ranges in male roles. Marvel, if marvel one must, at Bartoli's voice, still flexible and attractive in her mid-50s, and the voice is the key here. Farinelli (1705-1782), born Carlo Broschi, was one of the leading ...

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  1. Polifemo, opera: Nell' attendere il mio bene
  2. Festa d'Imeneo, opera: Vaghi amori, grazie amate
  3. Antonio e Cleopatra, serenata: Morte col fiero aspetto
  4. Polifemo, opera: Lontan dal solo e caro ... Lusingato dalla speme
  5. Merope, opera: Chi non sente al mio dolore
  6. Semiramide regina dell'Assiria, opera: Come nave in ria tempesta
  7. Adriano in Siria, opera: Mancare o Dio mi sento
  8. Merope, opera: Sì, traditor tu sei
  9. La Morte d'Abel, opera: Questi al cor fin'ora ignoti
  10. Antonio e Cleopatra, serenata: Signor, la tua speranza ... A Dio trono, impero a Dio
  11. Polifemo, opera: Alto Giove
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