Friday, July 14, 2006

Castrato more popular than Maddona Johnny Depp and David Beckham combined

"Farinelli was more famous than Madonna, Johnny Depp and David Beckham combined," says Nicholas Clapton, curator of a London exhibition on castrati at the Handel House Museum.

His body, originally buried in 1782, is to be exhumed on 12 July and studied by researchers in Italy to see how childhood castration, performed on prospective singers to stop their voices breaking, affected bone structure.

Well, the secret of his alien voice is obvious, but applied solution is hmmm, pretty painful, at least for me. Anyway, we can't say that all his hardware is properly shaped, though (s)he was the mega star. Right?

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