środa, 13 marca 2013

Castrati opera singers

Need to write this post
to reveal my current obsession.
Maybe I will feel better after it. 

Lately I read Anne Rice's Cry to heaven.
I have to admit that I was shocked.
To not waste time I will quote my fbk status:

Opera. Gorgeous costumes and interiors. Homosexuality. 
Blurred borders between male and female. 
Just read Anne Rice's "Cry to heaven" and 
I am shocked how strongly Rice's books meet my taste.

When I was reading it
I felt like...
have you written this book for me O_o ? 

The motif of castrati singers in opera
does not want to leave my mind.
I listen to countertenor voices,
but it is not the same. 
My teacher said that tenor is not a voice - it's a sickness haha xD
So how about countertenors?
Then OMG what should we say about castrati singers ?!

Sorry, this little obsession is sitting so stubbornly in my mind.
How many I would give to be able to hear biggest singers alive...

I was also shocked how similar in many aspects was this book 
to Vampire chronicles.
Vampire and castrate have so many things in common. 
They both lost their masculinity to be transformed into
something that is beyond an easy categorization.
They both sacrificed their humanity to become something higher, godly
and unordinary beautiful.
Their life is a pure tribute to beauty.  

They stole the gift that made him a man, to give him the voice that made him a god.. 
- you can hear in the trailer of Farinelli
the movie which tells the story about this famous castrate singer.

This movie suits perfectly to the Cry to heaven 
and Vampire chronicles convention.
Visually perfect, sensuous, 
satisfying my aesthetic nature.
And I need to add that the main actor
playing Farinelli is stunningly gorgeous.
Ethereal, delicate, ambiguous, androgynous and outwordlish. 
Exactly the same charm as Tonio from Cry to heaven.
Exactly the same charm as many vampires
(I don't mention Lestat,
because his charm is more complicated).

Just look at these pics.

Today I bought my dream dress,
but I am so excited with all this case 
that I can not even celebrate properly.
Oh how will I fell asleep tonight...

1 komentarz:

  1. Dobra to mnie trochę przeraża.Książki Anne Rice lubię.