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Farinelli and the King

Large Mixed Cast

Claire Van Kampen Price: $16.95

This captivating play arrived on Broadway after sold-out runs at Shakespeare’s Globe and on London’s West End

Farinelli and the King tells the true story of Philippe V, a Spanish monarch on the brink of madness

Depressed and plagued by insomnia, he lies awake in his chamber

The Queen - desperate to find a cure - hears of Farinelli, a castrato with a voice so divine it has the power to captivate all who hear it

Even Philippe is astonished when Farinelli sings, and begs him to stay

But will Farinelli, one of the greatest celebrities of his time, choose a life of solitude over fame and fortune in the opera-houses of Europe?

And will his extraordinary talent prove to be a curse rather than a blessing?


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