The Castrato and His WifeBook - 2011
"Ranging from the grand palaces and opera houses of eighteenth-century Europe to the pleasure gardens and debtors' prisons of London, at the heart of this book is an unconventional love story--of the elopement between the famous castrato Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci and his young bride Dorothea Maunsell. Set in a world of high art and celebrity, The Castrato and His Wife is the tale of a scandalous marriage that gripped Georgian society, and the hidden tragedy of where it all began--with the castration of a young boy in a remote hill town in Tuscany."--P.  of jacket.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Characteristics: xiv, 312 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.