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

This piece contains the following parts:

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

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