FORTE Film Series
Returning for its fifth year, the FORTE Film Series is a delightful complement to The Friends’ renowned concert series. This season again brings two amazing films presented for FREE at the Tivoli Cinemas. Reserve your seats today! Call 816-561-9999 or RSVP at chambermusic.org.
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Special thanks to Jerry Harrington and the Tivoli staff for making this possible.
Tuesday, February 4 | 7:00 PM | Tivoli Cinemas
Rated: R; Length: 111 minutes
Set against a sumptuous world of 18th century Italian high art and music, the story deals with two brothers, Ricardo Broschi and his younger sibling, Carlo. To preserve his beautiful voice, the 7-year-old Carlo undergoes primitive surgery to become a “castrato,” glorious male singers who retained the vocal purity of young boys with the power of men and the high register of a woman. Blessed with the “voice of an angel,” he embarks on a glorious journey of music and passion. As a highly skilled performer with sensuously handsome looks, Farinelli quickly attains a quasi-mythical status in his own lifetime. But the jealousies caused by celebrity and the strained relationships between Farinelli and his brother as well as other artists of his time cast a shadow over Farinelli’s bright existence. And so, he chooses a life of exile in Spain, thus ending one of the most illustrious--and colorful--vocal careers in history. Featuring the music of Nicola Porpora performed by Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset, conductor/harpsichord.