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The Castrato and his wife

Author: Helen Berry
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The opera singer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was one of the most famous celebrities of the eighteenth century. In collaboration with the English composer Thomas Arne, he popularized Italian opera, translating it for English audiences and making it accessible with his own compositions which he performed in London's pleasure gardens. Mozart and J.C. Bach both composed for him. He was a rock star of his day, with a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Castrato and His Wife.
Oxford Univ Pr 2012
(OCoLC)724665631
Named Person: Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci; Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci; Dorothea Kingsman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Berry
ISBN: 9780191617720 0191617725 128325266X 9781283252669
OCLC Number: 752597301
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 312 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prelude ; 1. The Pig Man Arrives in Monte San Savino ; 2. Schooling Angels in Naples ; 3. The Castrato in London ; 4. Fancying Tenducci ; 5. A Dublin Scuffle ; 6. The Elopement ; 7. Married Life ; 8. The Trial ; 9. Legacy ; Coda ; Abbreviations ; Notes ; Select Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Helen Berry.

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The tale of Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci, 18th century castrato, celebrity, and heart-throb, and his elopement and love affair with his teenage pupil Doroethea Maunsell, a story that opens up a new  Read more...

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