Stops you in your tracks and transports you to a phantasmagorical world where music, mystery and magic hold sway. Think again. External Reviews. Worth seeing and listening to, but somewhat thin story. Farinelli was like most, I'm pretty sure don't quote me on that. Relax, just enjoy the music and the costumes and the actors chewing the scenery. There is too much focus on the brothers' conquests and maybe too little on the singing.
Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time.
Young admirer Omero Antonutti... Golden Tomato Awards: He carries death within him, and he knows that when he dies, nothing of him will remain since he cannot procreate.
Farinelli Critics Consensus No consensus yet. They commanded fabulous bravura techniques and cultivated superhuman breath control. Carlo's looks, fantastic voice, and range make female audience members faint dead away. Black Lightning: Suddenly the whole thing made sense.
Not Interested. For this reason, boys between the ages of 7-9 who showed potential as a singer were castrated to preserve their unbroken voice, with their permission.
This sequence climaxes with the film's musical highlight, a trio of wonderful, truly classic arias from Handel's "Rinaldo". Sort by: The last castrato, Alessandro Moreschi, died in 1922, leaving behind a poor-quality recording made in 1902. The artificial perfection is staggering. The story itself may not be entirely historically correct when was ever filmmaking all about facts and figures?