The Castrato

By: Goldman, Lawrence Louis

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[spine very slightly turned, minor shelfwear to bottom edge, one-time owner's signature at top of ffep; jacket shows just light surface wear, thin black smudge across lower edge of spine]. "Set against the dazzling courts of Madrid and Vienna, the glamorous opera houses of London, Paris, and Rome, [this novel] is the story of Carlo Broschi, detta Farinelli, who actually was the most celebrated musical figure of his time. A male soprano with a bell-like voice which captivated men and women alike, Farinelli began life as a simple Italian peasant. The cruel mutilation which enabled him to sing in the choir of a Benedictine monastery preserved a voice of rare beauty -- a gift which would carry him from an obscure Italian conservatory to the heights of European society."

Title: The Castrato

Author: Goldman, Lawrence Louis

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: (c.1973)

ISBN Number: 0-381-98232-7

ISBN Number 13: 9780381982324

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 23690

Keywords: Opera Singers Biographical Fiction