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The last castrato singer

  1. Jul 27, 2009 #1

    arildno

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    Alessandro Moreschi (1858-1922) was the last castrato singer in the Sistine Chapel.


    In 1902 and 1904, he made some recordings, so that we still can hear how a castrato singer sounded like.



    Here is his wikipedia biography:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandro_Moreschi
     
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  3. Jul 27, 2009 #2
    For a moment there I thought this was going to be about a castrato that was still alive. I was begining to wonder when they had stopped doing that.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2009 #3

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    Good job that the idea of singers undergoing huge numbers of weird surgical procedures for their fans has died out.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2009 #4

    arildno

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    Dolly Parton is still around, isn't she?
     
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  7. Jul 27, 2009 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    That guy is terrible!
     
  8. Jul 27, 2009 #7
    I took singing lessons to learn how to project from my diaphragm and did a lot of breathing exercises but it hasn't helped, I still can't sing well. What's my next move?
     
  9. Jul 27, 2009 #8

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    Two bricks?
     
  10. Jul 27, 2009 #9
    Never mind. My voice coach just told me. :eek: I've decided I don't have an ear for music anyway. Not since I tried to learn the post-impressionist painting style.
     
  11. Jul 27, 2009 #10
    It's not bad, but I really prefer Sarah Brightman's version. Unfortunately, although Sarah has many versions of Ave Maria on YouTube, I don't think they are the good ones...so I had to upload this myself

    http://www.mediafire.com/?fryiez5nywn [Broken]
     
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  12. Jul 27, 2009 #11
    Do you sing through the nose? Certainly wouldn't want to cut off the nose to spite the voice.
     
  13. Jul 27, 2009 #12
    I'm running out of things to cut off. My legs were blown off in the war so I had to lay down my arms.
     
  14. Jul 29, 2009 #13
    speaking of which, i thought this thread was going to be about michael jackson. there was once a rumor that he was a castrato.
     
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