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100 1  Berry, Helen. 
245 14 The Castrato and his wife|h[electronic resource] /|cHelen 
260    Oxford ;|aNew York :|bOxford University Press,|c©2011. 
300    1 online resource (xiv, 312 pages) :|billustrations 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-299) and 
520    The opera singer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was one of the
       most famous celebrities of the eighteenth century. In 
       collaboration with the English composer Thomas Arne, he 
       popularized Italian opera, translating it for English 
       audiences and making it accessible with his own 
       compositions which he performed in London's pleasure 
       gardens. Mozart and J.C. Bach both composed for him. He 
       was a rock star of his day, with a massive female 
       following. He was also a castrato. Women flocked to his 
       concerts and found him irresistible. His singing pupil, 
       Dorothea Maunsell, a teenage girl from a genteel Irish 
       family, eloped with him. There was a huge scandal; her 
       father persecuted them mercilessly. Tenducci's wife joined
       him at his concerts, achieving a status as a performer she
       could never have dreamed of as a respectable girl. She 
       also wrote a sensational account of their love affair, an 
       early example of a teenage novel. Embroiled in debt, the 
       Tenduccis fled to Italy, and the marriage collapsed when 
       she fell in love with another man. There followed a highly
       publicized and unique marriage annulment case in the 
       London courts. Everything hinged on the status of the 
       marriage; whether the husband was capable of consummation,
       and what exactly had happened to him as a small boy in a 
       remote Italian hill village decades before. Ranging from 
       the salons of princes and the grand opera houses of Europe
       to the remote hill towns of Tuscany, the unconventional 
       love story of the castrato and his wife affords a 
       fascinating insight into the world of opera and the 
       history of sex and marriage in Georgian Britain, while 
       also exploring questions about the meaning of marriage 
       that continue to resonate in our own time. 
588 0  Print version record. 
590    eBooks on EBSCOhost|bEBSCO eBook Subscription Academic 
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600 10 Tenducci, Giusto Ferdinando,|dapproximately 1735-1790
       |xTrials, litigation, etc. 
600 10 Tenducci, Giusto Ferdinando,|dapproximately 1735-1790
600 10 Kingsman, Dorothea|xMarriage. 
650  0 Marriage|xAnnulment|zGreat Britain. 
650  0 Singers|zItaly|vBiography. 
655  4 Electronic books. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|tCastrato and His Wife.|dOxford Univ Pr 
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       db=nlebk&AN=385437|zOnline eBook. Access restricted to 
       current Rider University students, faculty, and staff. 
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