A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway

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A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway

Post by lennygoran » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Got this flyer in the mail. Don't know whether it belongs in the Pub or here? Never heard of Farinelli. Regards, Len

WHEN A MONARCH FALLS INTO MADNESS, THE ONLY CURE IS MUSIC.

Following his acclaimed performance in the hit film Dunkirk, Oscar® and three-time Tony® winner MARK RYLANCE returns to the stage in FARINELLI AND THE KING. Written by Claire van Kampen and directed by John Dove, this captivating new play arrives on Broadway after sold-out runs at Shakespeare’s Globe and on London’s West End.

With designs by Jonathan Fensom and musical arrangements by van Kampen, it tells the true story of Philippe V (Rylance), a Spanish monarch on the brink of madness. He finds unexpected solace in the voice of world-renowned castrato Farinelli, sung by countertenor Iestyn Davies.

Like Broadway’s Twelfth Night and Richard III, this contemporary work is presented in the signature style of Shakespeare’s Globe —traditional baroque instruments are played live in a gallery above the stage; the audience enjoys intimate seating with several rows onstage; and the story is told by candlelight, creating an enchanting theatergoing experience.

http://www.farinelliandthekingbroadway.com/about.php

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Re: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 am

There is an excellent movie Farinelli. Caution about the following excerpt. It is not for the faint of heart.


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Re: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway

Post by lennygoran » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:41 am

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 am
There is an excellent movie Farinelli.
Thanks, I liked the set. Regards, Len

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Re: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway

Post by lennygoran » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:16 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 am
There is an excellent movie Farinelli. Caution about the following excerpt. It is not for the faint of heart.

A followup-the whole movie seems available on you tube with english surtitles-the opening sequence isn't for the faint of heart either! Regards, Len

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