A castrato Italian, plural: castrati is a type of classical male singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano , mezzo-soprano , or contralto. The voice is produced by castration of the singer before puberty , or it occurs in one who, due to an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual maturity. Castration before puberty or in its early stages prevents a boy's larynx from being transformed by the normal physiological events of puberty. As a result, the vocal range of prepubescence shared by both sexes is largely retained, and the voice develops into adulthood in a unique way. Prepubescent castration for this purpose diminished greatly in the late 18th century and was made illegal in the Papal States , the last to prohibit it, in As the castrato's body grew, his lack of testosterone meant that his epiphyses bone-joints did not harden in the normal manner.
Meet the 'Mr. Misunderstood' kid in Eric Church's video
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Charlotte Church rose to fame at a young age — a very young age. There to introduce a performance by her aunt Caroline Cooper, Church stole the spotlight with her soaring soprano. Not only did the audience go wild as she hit the high notes, but Ross told the Welsh preteen she was destined to be a star. She sure was.
What was a castrato? And what did they sound like?
This video is nuts -- an Indiana toddler took the mic at his church recently, and sang a hate-filled anti-gay song The video was reportedly recorded at the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana -- featuring a young boy on the altar, barely old enough to walk, singing a song he was obviously spoon fed. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
The waiting audience had no idea what would happen next when a group of four well dressed boys took the stage. The joyful Christmas performance took a humorous turn the minute a quartet of young boys began singing on stage. They intended to sing a gospel song, but not in a way that the church congregation could have ever expected.