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Cold Man, Money Man, Big Man Too

Martha Feldman

in The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As the eighteenth century wore on and absolutism crumbled, the bourgeois was consolidating its fear of the castrato, whom it denatured in sharpened critiques. Castrati were ever more ... More


The Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age

Patricia Howard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199365203
eISBN:
9780199374687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199365203.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This is the first full-length biography of one of the most outstanding singers of the eighteenth century. Gaetano Guadagni is widely known for his creation of the role of Orpheus in Gluck’s Orfeo ed ... More


From Lodi to London (1728–1748)

Patricia Howard

in The Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199365203
eISBN:
9780199374687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199365203.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The first section examines the evidence establishing Guadagni’s place and date of birth, including the register of his baptism in Lodi cathedral. His family of professional singers is described. The ... More


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