The Last Castrato

The Last Castrato tells the story of Alessandro Moreschi, the last of that unique, almost forgotten group --the castrati-- who were damaged at a young age by forces beyond their control. The play is set at a Vatican that has been uneasily thrust into the twentieth century, as Moreschi becomes the only member of his line to preserve his voice for the newly-invented phonograph. Through his personal journey, as he battles bureaucracy, homophobia, and raw political ambition, he grapples with his sexual identity to find out who he really is. Told with ... more

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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 1. Aldega - Domine Salvum Fac Pontificem Nostrum Leonem
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 2. Pratesi - Et incarnatus Est Crucifixus
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 3. Tosti - Ideale
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 4. Meluzzi - Ave verum
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 5. Stehle - Tui Sunt Coeli
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 6. Mozart - Ave Verum
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 7. Rossini - Crucifixus (from the Petite Messe Solenelle)
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 9. Leibach - Pie Jesu (verse from the Dies Irae)
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 10. Terziani - Hostias Et Preces
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 11. Tosti - Preghiera (Supplication)
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 12. Bach-Gounod - Ave Maria
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 13. Bach-Gounod - Incipt Lamentatio (Gregorian Chant)
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 14. Capocci - Laudamus Te (from the Mass of Saint Bonaventura)
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 15. Vittoria - Improperia
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 16. Palestrina - La Cruda mia Nemica
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 17. Calzanera - Oremus Pro Pontifice
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RecordingAlessandro Moreschi - 18. The Voice of Pope Leo XIII
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