De Monstruos Y Prodigios (Monsters And Angels)

The Duke on 42nd Street
229 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Ever wonder how seemingly androgynous stars achieve sex symbol status? A clue may be found in a fascinating yet horrifying historical precedent - the legendary Castrati. These allegedly castrated male sopranos turned the Baroque world upside down with their angelic voices and outrageous lifestyles. De monstruos y prodigios, using extreme physical comedy coupled with live vocal, violin and harpsichord performances, reveals the musical brilliance, gross decadence, and harsh violence surrounding three centuries of this bizarre musical sensation. Presented in Spanish, with English supertitles.