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Mezzo-Soprano Reprises Songs of the Castrati

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Mezzo-Soprano Reprises Songs of the Castrati

Mezzo-Soprano Reprises Songs of the Castrati

Mezzo-Soprano Reprises Songs of the Castrati

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Opera latecomer Vivica Genaux builds a reputation by singing music originally performed by castrated men. The New York Times names her solo debut CD — composed of the "greatest hits" of famed 18th-century castrato Carlo Broschi — one the year's best vocal recordings. David D'Arcy profiles Genaux.