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Thread #35672   Message #489883
Posted By: DougR
22-Jun-01 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: Help: Tips on singing falsetto?
Subject: RE: Help: Tips on singing falsetto?
Guest Snuffy: If you don't connect with the references to testes it's not earth-shaking, but here goes.

Many, many years ago, some young men were castrated so that their voices would not change. They were assigned soprano parts in male choirs. They were referred to as Castradas (I hope the spelling is correct.)