BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Glasgow Skeptics - ECPv4.5.8//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Glasgow Skeptics X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Glasgow Skeptics BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20171002T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20171002T203000 DTSTAMP:20200925T214451 CREATED:20170927T090030Z LAST-MODIFIED:20170927T090030Z SUMMARY:Glasgow Skeptics visit Cafe Scientifique: The Operatic Castrati DESCRIPTION:So we don’t have an official Glasgow Skeptics event on this date … but our friends over in Cafe Scientifique have got something to tickle your fancy instead. \nThis month’s topic: The Operatic Castrato and his Anatomical Abnormalities \nThe operatic castrato was one of the most popular and sought after voice types throughout 18th century Europe. Yet\, the voice could only exist after a heinous operation carried out on pre-pubescent boys to ensure they maintained their soprano voice. As a result of the operation\, it was not just the voice of the castrato that was physically altered; rather his whole body was affected by the operation. In this talk\, I will explore the anatomical abnormalities of the castrato and how these physical changes actually predisposed him for an operatic career. I will also address how these changes have had a lasting effect on modern-day opera star. \nAbout the Speaker:\nBrianna completed her PhD in 2016 funded by the College of Arts Internship Scholarship\, which examines the 18th century castrato singer Venanzio Rauzzini and education and career of his operatic students. She is regularly performs in solo recitals and has taken part in masterclasses with Emma Kirkby\, Robert Toft and Nicholas Clapton. She was part of a recording project for The Centre for Robert Burns Studies\, which was also filmed as part of the BBC documentary Burns\, My Dad and Me\, that aired in 2016. \nFor more information about Café Scientifique: \n\nVisit their website:\n\nThe talk is free – although they do ask for donations.\nAccessibility information for the venue can be found here:\n\n URL: LOCATION:163-157 Sauchiehall Street\, Glasgow\, G2 3EW\, United Kingdom ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR