let me cry

Mae 2022-10-02 06:48:07


Faranelli, this is a name that I will never forget for a long time, and there is too much sadness behind him. Although many of the content in the film is not a true portrayal of Faranelli in history, I can still feel his real pain.

"Faranelli" is based on the life of the famous castrato singer Faranelli in the 18th century. At that time, Faranelli was a disciple of Porpora (NAPorpora, 1686-1768), a rival of Handel (Handel, 1685-1759), and participated in Porpora's opera troupe. His voice and influence surpassed that of any previous singer, and he possessed a noble personality and modest character. Awarded numerous honors, he was one of the most outstanding and greatest eunuch singers of his era. And it led the bel canto singing in the opera, dominated by eunuch singers, to its peak.

The main plot in the film focuses on the feud between Farinelli and Handel, and runs through the love-hate relationship between him and his compatriot brother. The "brotherhood" involved in the film really refers to the brothers Onricado and Kalobalowski. In order to allow the younger brother to maintain his unique childish singing talent, the elder brother personally served as his singing agent. people and exclusive composers. But when his younger brother became a famous vocalist in the 18th century, he had a higher pursuit of music. He was no longer satisfied with the ordinary music written by his older brother, and even sneaked into the hostile palace opera house to sing a more perfect opera. The two turned against each other.

I vaguely remember the scene in the film when Faranelli had a high fever. He held his brother's hand tightly and begged him to tell him about his "unfortunate experience". What I saw in those complicated eyes was self-deceiving sadness. In fact, Faranelli has always imagined living like a real man. Maybe he doesn't care about his talent and his good voice, and he doesn't fantasize about music. But for the sake of his brother, in order to make up for the lies that have been riddled with holes... Faranelli used opium and the legendary "Brother Suite" again and again to anesthetize himself...

From the portraits left over by history, Faranelli is beautiful and quiet. Appropriate and wise. Between the tightly pursed thin lips and the slightly locked eyebrows are boundless melancholy pupils. One can't help but believe that the reputation earned at the cost of body and dignity must be filled with pain, distortion, waves, mourning and compassion as in the film.

Faranelli is not Cheng Dieyi, not the spiritual woman who integrates herself into comedy. Faranelli is a man through and through, and he has all the character of a man except for that flaw. The stark contrast between the indescribable sound of nature when I came to power and the endless sorrow after I stepped down made me, as a watchman, indulge in falling in love with its "a steel wire thrown into the sky", and at the same time spit it out. A talent coerced by evil means...

Farinelli was shown to be capable of holding a note for more than a minute or singing 250 notes in one breath. Mancini, the master of bel canto education of that era, once exclaimed: "In our time, no one can compare with him." The audience was even more obsessed with him: "There is a God in the sky, and there is a Faranelli on the ground!" From the "castrat

singer" more than 300 years ago, I deeply appreciate the so-called "price of art" , I remembered an old saying "This song should only be found in the sky, how many times should I hear it in the human world?" However, the forced music has miraculously touched the deepest part of the listener's soul, which is both ironic and sad. The "castrato" ends in a special group of people in that special era, in which suffering is like drinking water. As a three-hundred-year-old me, I am shamefully addicted to it... I even yearn for that era of possession. But this will never come back, nor can it come back... If art is sacrificed for dignity, it is definitely not a sincere voice...

Although I can speak loudly, I still hate myself~! Not at the right time! Hate that wonderful short-lived! Hate the person who opened the "castrat"!

If this world has never existed, there will be no expectations... If there are no expectations, there will be no destined results. The pain of despair.

Maybe some people will say that this era has those falsetto tenors, and has such wizards as VITAS. But VITAS does not belong to opera, let alone the boy who received strict training since he was a child and was born for opera. And those excellent falsetto tenors, although they have good expressiveness, are still lacking in treble. After all, they cannot and cannot sacrifice their bodies in exchange for their reputation. Of course, the soprano's timbre is beautiful and high enough, but it is a pity that it does not have a broad lung capacity to support the persistence of the high-pitched part~

Really, the spiritual song is an ode to the ages, and it can only be recalled only out of thin air... I have

chewed the movie countless times, and it is still like a dream of Nanke.

Ah~ finally heard the voice of Faranelli, a brief release of a soul clouded by the earth...

Although it is clear that this is a masterpiece under computer synthesis; (It is by falsetto tenor DL ​​Larkin and soprano E. Maras- In the production process of Gudlevska's co-singing, the singing of the two was recorded separately, and then their voices were combined into one) Although

there are joys, sorrows, and deep depression and helplessness in this dream;

In the dream, I could not stop crying... I am deeply infatuated with my own shame;

but please don't wake me up, don't break this heaven and earth...! !

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Farinelli quotes

  • Carlo Broschi: I admire your nerve, madame, in daring to defy Handel.

    Countess Mauer: Women are very strong, signor Farinelli. Men's weaknesses make it necessary.

  • Carlo Broschi: [on Riccardo's opera "Orpheo"] You'll never finish it!