Caffarelli, Italian castrato
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Diva moments in classical music
17. Caffarelli, Italian castrato
Perhaps it’s the behaviour of the opera singers from the past who have given today’s singers a bad rep. Gaetano Majorano, known as Caffarelli, the famous castrato singer, sung his own preferred versions of music, mimicking his colleagues while they sang, and throwing temper tantrums both on and off stage.