Prof. Alessandro Moreschi (1858-1922) was born in Montecompatrio (near Rome)
and died in Rome, where he was the last castrato at the Cappella Sistina
from 1883-1913 as the conductor since 1898.
When he began his studies in 1871 it was already difficult to find a teacher.
In 1914 Franz Haböck's plan of a
"Farinelli revival" failed, his range had become already too low.|
He sang liturgical music only. His speaking voice was that of a high
tenor and his range was about:
|1.||Alessandro Moreschi The Last Castrato (the Vatican recordings)|
|Pearl OPAL CD 9823|
|remark:there are several other recordings containing excerpts of this CD|