Definition of Castrato. Meaning of Castrato. Synonyms of Castrato

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Definition of Castrato

Castrato
Castrato Cas*tra"to, n. [L., properly p. p. of castrare. See Castrate.] A male person castrated for the purpose of improving his voice for singing; an artificial, or male, soprano. --Swift.

Meaning of Castrato from wikipedia

- A castrato (Italian, plural: castrati) is a type of cl****ical male singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto. The voice...
- November 1858 – 21 April 1922) was an Italian castrato singer of the late 19th century and the only castrato to make solo recordings. Alessandro Moreschi...
- Gaetano Majorano (12 April 1710 – 31 January 1783) was an Italian castrato and opera singer, who performed under the stage name Caffarelli. Like Farinelli...
- opera singer Carlo Broschi, known as Farinelli, considered the greatest castrato singer of all time; as well as his relationship with his brother, composer...
- colloquially "Giambattista" (28 January 1780 – 22 January 1861), was an Italian castrato. He is also considered "last of the great castrati" and had a re****tion...
- star. The role of the hero was usually written for the high-pitched male castrato voice, which was produced by castration of the singer before puberty, which...
- Euridice), though the latter was originally written for a male singer, first a castrato and later, in the revised French version, an haute-contre.[citation needed]...
- refer to: Alessandro Melani (1639–1703), composer Atto Melani (1626–1714), castrato singer, diplomat, spy and writer Jacopo Melani (1623–1676), composer and...
- Domenico Mustafà (16 April 1829 – 17 March 1912) was an Italian castrato singer, composer and choir director. Domenico Mustafà was born in the comune of...
- role of Ramiro was written for a castrato. Kenyon 2006, p. 303. The soprano role of Aminta was written for castrato. Osborne 1992, p. 105 The role of...
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