voice: Timur Okutman ( http://www.timurokutman.com )
I wanna give some information about castrato voice for who watched this video and interested to castratos. Please read the video information. (Click the more info)
I wanna give some information about castrato voice for who watched this video and interested to castratos.
If you listen carefully you'll see the high notes that you feel like the 12 years old boy is singing.
This is the most important speciality of castrato voice.
But today, somebodies purports that they are castrato...
I think they don't know what are they talking about? The biological meaning is Castrato or castrati = Castrated (eunuched before puberty) singer of XVI & XVII Century. Real Castratos stayed in the XVI & XVII Century.
Farinelli movie was a good film but it showed castrato voice as a female voice then some people is conjecturing that the castrato voice is the similar of female voices.
But not. Remember the last record of Alessandro Moreschi (The Last Castrato)
Ok lets imagine the castrato voice. All castrato singers castrated in their childhood.
Ageing of their treble voices stopped when they was a child. Then if we think this by the logical way we can find this result = Castrato voice is the similar of child voice.
Otherwise one castrato might have a larger voice register. Because while his bodys ageing, his treble voices stays fixed and his voice chords was widening to bass voices. Example from the history; Known is Farinelli had three and a half octave range. They also have the adult voice.
If we have to define the castrato voice:
1 Treble notes is similar of a child voice
2 They have also adult voice
At today known; natural castrato voice is the similar of castrato voice. You can discriminate natural castrato voice from other voices by its different color, listening treble voices. If you heard an 12 yo child voice when he is on treble notes. Yes, it can be possible that male singer is a natural castrato.
Thats all I say :)
Thanks for your interest.
Famous Castratos in the history.
with N.Castrato voice ( Nessun Dorma )
Aria: Nessun Dorma from Giacomo Puccini's Turandot Opera
Soloist: Timur Okutman, N.Castrato
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