The Daily Pic: In his portrait of a castrato, Andrea Sacchi let a well-hung Apollo make up for the singer's loss.
In his portrait of a castrato, Andrea Sacchi let a well-hung Apollo make up for the singer's loss.
He laughed, a high-pitched chirp that sounded like a castrato.
One could not have a pretty actress to supper without causing a scandal, but such an invitation to a castrato makes nobody talk.
This castrato had a fine voice, but his chief attraction was his beauty.
I thought he was a 'castrato' who, as is the custom in Rome, performed all the parts of a prima donna.
He laughed at people who said that a castrato could not procreate.
The castrato whom they did engage was Carestini, who, though less celebrated, was at any rate a singularly artistic singer.
My mother advised me to continue to give myself out as a castrato, in the hope of being able to take me to Rome.
My new visitor proved to be the first castrato of the theatre, who brought an invitation to dinner from Narici.