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Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi

Farinelli (24 January 1705 - 16 September 1782) was the stage name of Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi, celebrated Italian castrato singer of the 18th-century baroque opera and one of the greatest singers in the history of opera.

Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi
Farinelli. Engraving by engraving by Joseph Wagner (1706–1780) after a painting by Jacopo Amigoni (1682–1752)


  • Ossequiosissimo ringraziamento
  • La partenza
  • Orfeo – with Riccardo Broschi
  • Recitative: Ogni di piu molesto dunque
  • Recitative: Invan ti chiamo
  • Aria: Io sperai del porto in seno
  • Aria: Al dolor che vo sfogando
  • Aria: Non sperar, non lusingarti
  • Aria: Che chiedi? Che brami?

Works about Farinelli[edit]

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