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The Mexico City-based Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes will perform 'De Monstruos y Prodigios: La Historia de los Castrati,' directed by Claudio Valdes Kuri. The play was written by Jorge Kuri and Claudio Valdes Kuri and based in part on Patrick Barbier's 1996 book 'The History of the Castrati.' At the dawn of the 18th century, a Neapolitan barber started the practice of castration to preserve the soprano tessitura in the voices of young boys. De Monstruos y Prodigios depicts how these male sopranos created a sensation in the Baroque world.

Added by mickey.mcguire on July 10, 2007

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