‘”Senza sentimento oscuro”: Singers, Patrons, Rank and Power’

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Conference paper on how early 18th-century star singers and their patrons negotiated power relationships within the framework of social hierarchy and professional market value, using Farinelli and his Italian patrons in 1731-32 as a case study.
Period17 Jul 2021
Event titleBirmingham Baroque. 19th International Biennial Conference on Baroque Music
Event typeConference
LocationBirmingham, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Italian opera
  • Farinelli
  • social hierarchy
  • opera production
  • castrato