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Duration: 1 hour

Documentary which investigates the private and public world of the castrati - celebrated 18th-century male singers whose voices remained unbroken due to castration in childhood. A unique new experiment attempts to recreate the true sound of this lost voice.

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Sat 6 Sep 2008 02:40 BBC Four

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