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Farinelli (Castrato)

by Kaori Shoji

Director: Gerard Corbiau

Language: French, Italian (subtitled in Japanese)

A golden oldie from 1994, “Farinelli” traces the life and times of 18th-century Italian singer Carlo Broschi (Stefano Dionisi), who was castrated in childhood to preserve his angelic voice and went on to a brilliant career. Carlo’s complex relationship with his less talented older brother Ricardo (Enrico Lo Verso) adds extra spice to this operatic extravaganza.