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Közelítés és áthágás - Castrati

Author(s): Csaba Szilágyi-Palkó
Subject(s): Anthropology, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Music, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, History of Religion
Published by: VERBUM Keresztény Kulturális Egyesület
Keywords: castration;borders;stage;performance;voice;

Summary/Abstract: In the 17th and 18th century in order to get a beautiful, almost angelic Soprano voice young boys were castrated in order to keep their childhood voice. These boys were the church choir soloists, and also had great careers in the Baroque operas. The article analyzes the phenomenon, presents the historical background and is mainly interested in the performance aspects of the castrati phenomenon.

  • Issue Year: XXIX/2018
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 28-35
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Hungarian