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Farinelli

[far-uh-nel-ee; Italian fah-ree-nel-lee]
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  1. Car·lo [kahr-loh; Italian kahr-law] /ˈkɑr loʊ; Italian ˈkɑr lɔ/, Carlo Broschi, 1705–82, Italian operatic male soprano.
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  • The former had the part of a fierce tyrant, and Farinelli that of a hero in chains.

    Great Singers, First Series

    George T. Ferris

  • Philip considered that he owed his cure to the powers of Farinelli.

  • They heard Farinelli, the most famous castrato of the century, but did not engage him; perhaps his demands were too high.

    Handel

    Edward J. Dent

  • Then there was the singer Senesino, and Farinelli, whose heart and brain were real though his voice was artificial.

  • Farinelli continued to sing to him daily until a perfect cure was effected.

    Curiosities of Medical Experience

    J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen