Monte Compatri, Roma, Lazio, Italy (1858 – 1922)
Alessandro Moreschi (November 11, 1858 - April 21, 1922) was one of the most famous castrati singers of the late 19th century, and was the only castrato of the classic bel canto tradition to make sound recordings. He was, in fact, the only castrato ever to make solo recordings.
He was perhaps the best known castrato of his day after Domenico Mustafa, a former Direttore Perpetuo of the Sistine Chapel. Other famous castrati singers at this time were Domenico Salvatori and… read more
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