Collected Works and The Santa Fe Opera Guild have teamed up this year to present Vivace, a new book group devoted to readings about the world of opera. Vivace is open to the public as well as members of The Santa Opera Guild. Participation is complimentary for Guild members; non-members are asked to pay $5 per session.
About The Castrato and His Wife
The opera singer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was one of the most famous celebrities of the eighteenth century. Mozart and J. C. Bach both composed for him. He was nothing less than a rock star of his day, with a massive female following. He was also a castrato.
Ranging from the salons of princes and the grand opera houses of Europe to the remote hill towns of Tuscany, Helen Berry's compelling account of the unconventional love story of the castrato and his wife offers fascinating insight into the world of opera and the history of sex and marriage in Georgian Britain.