castrato

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a male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice

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This year, Khodr is focusing on the repertoire of perhaps the most famous castrato singer of them all: Farinelli.
His distinctive voice is most in demand for early operas, including the works of Handel and Purcell that demand the vocal and musical range the Baroque's pampered castratos were famous for.
Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of this production, which opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday night, is the casting of three leading countertenors - David Daniels, Bejun Mehta and David Walker - replacing the castratos called for by the composer.