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Published: 17 July 2014

264 Pages | 12 halftones, 15 music examples, 8 tables


ISBN: 9780199365203

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The Modern Castrato

Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age

Patricia Howard

  • First full-length biography of Guadagni
  • First full-length scholarly study of any castrato from the second half ot the eighteenth century
  • Uncovers new archival sources, including Guadagni's baptismal record and death certificate
  • Investigates the nature and quality of Guadagni's voice by drawing on a range of sources