Robert Greenberg

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Carlo Broschi, “Farinelli” in 1734 by Bartolomeo Nazari

Music History Monday: Melding with the Geldings, or Balls to the Wall

September 16th, 2019
(What, you don’t “like” my title?  Please, don’t get testes about it.) Carlo Broschi, “Farinelli” (1705-1782) in 1734 by Bartolomeo Nazari We note the death on September 16, 1782 – 237 years ago today – of one of the greatest opera singers to have ever lived, the celebrated Italian castrato Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi, who went by the stage name of “Farinelli”. How often in our search for cultural equivalence – how tiresomely often…

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