The Sad Tale Of The Castrated Singing Boys

Each boy had to pay the ultimate sacrifice in exchange for a high-pitched voice

An illustration of male opera singers ; Source: The raven report

InIn the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, young soprano male singers were castrated so that they could sing in the Italian church choirs. The process of castration which happened in Europe and some major parts of Italy, was done to improve the vocal…

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