Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 September 2011

336 Pages | 8pp black and white plates


ISBN: 9780199569816

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The Castrato and His Wife

Helen Berry

  • The story of Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci, eighteenth-century opera star, heart-throb, and international celebrity - now told for the first time
  • Unravels the intriguing tale of his elopement with teenage pupil Dorothea Maunsell - their subsequent marriage and celebrated divorce
  • Affords a fascinating insight into the world of opera, sex, and marriage in the eighteenth century
  • Explores fundamental questions about the meaning of marriage that continue to resonate in our own time

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