Farinelli

17 07 2009

Okay, this was a terrible film, but the music was really good. If you like Baroque music, I would watch it.

Those interested in this rather unpleasant subject should know that the last castrato was born in 1858, and lived long enough to make a modern recording:

(Yes, that is a man.)

One of the many dirty secrets of Catholic society: if we want you to keep singing like an angel, we will, even if it means we have to maim and deform you. Who do you think hit those high notes in the Papal choir? Women?