Ranging from the salons of princes and the grand opera houses of europe to the remote hill towns of tuscany helen berrys compelling account of the unconventional love story of the castrato and his wife offers fascinating insight into the world of opera and the history of sex and marriage in georgian britain. In the castrato and his wife oxford university press 2012 writer and historian helen berry shares the incredible story of opera star giusto ferdinando tenducci and his teen aged singing student dorothea maunsell. Newspapers can make or break careers that was also the case in the 18th century according to historian helen berrys account of the successful and briefly notorious italian castrato opera . In the castrato and his wife helen berry explores the life of the 18th century eunuch and opera singer ferdinando tenducci and the questions surrounding the nature of marriage. The scandal is explicit on the flyleaf the castrato and his wife and historian helen berry weaves an account that fulfills her intriguing choice of titlebeyond the sensation she sketches an ethnographic narrative around the life of giusto ferdinando tenducci an eighteenth century castrato rock star
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