Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Riccardo Broschi, Nicola Porpora, Johann Adolf Hasse|
Farinelli: La Musique du Film [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Don't watch the movie
Karen L. Harvey | 08/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The sound track is superb because they digitally (supposedly) mixed a soprano and tenors' voices to come up with the "castrato" sound...the songs are beautiful, as is the musical compositions, but if you have time, or are just curious and wish to look up the lyrics in English, they aren't happy songs...and why would they be when you have the world bowing at your feet due to your musical ability, but can never be a father...if you so choose...since the decision is made for you at a tender young age and then they perform surgery on you so that your voice will never become a male's lower voice - all for the arts.
However, though the music was wonderfully arranged, do NOT watch the movie. The acting is poor, the plot...what there is of it (need I say more) are awful."