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:
c' - e''' (C4 - E6)


1. Alessandro Moreschi The Last Castrato (the Vatican recordings)
Pearl OPAL CD 9823
remark:there are several other recordings containing excerpts of this CD