The rise of the virtuosa: women on stage – Male & female sopranos
Reading: “Fancying Tenducci” from Helen Berry, The Castrato and His Wife, pp. 67-89.
Optional reading: “The Pig Man Arrives in Monte San Savino,” from Helen Berry, The Castrato and His Wife
Listening: Luzzasco Luzzaschi, O dolcezz’ amarissime d’amore”
Claudio Monteverdi [?], “Pur ti miro” from L’incoronazione di Poppea
Georg Frederich Handel, “Caro, bella,” from Giulio Cesare