The 17th century popstar

The Castrati - male singers castrated in the early stages of puberty - were the heart throbs of their time (16th-18th century). Although we cannot hear the voice of a castrato today the film FARINELLI gives us an idea of what they may have sounded like by digitally merging the vocals of soprano Ewa Malas-Godlewska and countertenor Derek Lee Ragin.