Title Moreschi and the Voice of the Castrato
Book Condition New in Fine dust jacket
Publisher Haus Publishing 2008
1905791429 / 9781905791422
Seller ID 12030
354pp, illustrations. Alessandro Moreschi (1858-1922) was known during his life as the 'Angel of Rome' and is remembered as the only castrato singer of whom recordings survive. Historically he was the last representative of the centuries-old tradition of castrating boy singers in order to preserve the pitch of their voices to adulthood - an act of cruelty that produced come of the greatest singers the world had ever known.