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Daemon
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Farinelli (1705)

Farinelli was an Italian castrato—a singer castrated in boyhood to create an artificial soprano or alto voice. Renowned for his vocal power and agility, he became the greatest opera star of his time but abandoned the public stage for the court of Philip V, where he received an astronomical fee for his only duty: singing the same four songs to the king each night. After retiring, Farinelli received illustrious guests like Mozart at his villa in Bologna. Why were his remains exhumed in 2006? More...
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 1:19:21 AM

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This whole article confirms something in my mind: humans are nuts.

(The pun is a bonus, and was unintended.)
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 6:58:41 AM

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Why were his remains exhumed in 2006?

Becomes possible be charged with deriving such new data on Farinelli and his lifestyle, habits and possible diseases, as well as the physiology of a castrato, as can be retrieved from these remains.
Some older sources say he died on 15 July 1782, but later research has disproven this date.
Christine
Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 7:39:04 AM

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Too bad we can't hear his voice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFuUpwpa6JU
Greg Pritchard - Castrated Singer? - Britains Got Talent 2009 Ep 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73MeLZWXz8Q
Farinelli is a 1994 biopic film about the life and career of Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time. It stars Stefano Dionisi as Farinelli and was directed by Belgian director Gérard Corbiau.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGJm644rk1s
movie about Farinelli
Farinelli - Il Castrato
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Lucky for me Dad was always gainfully employed.
Christine
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 9:17:36 AM

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Absurdicuss wrote:
Lucky for me Dad was always gainfully employed.


lol
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