from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who speaks or sings in falsetto.
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Valle as one of the earliest of the castrati, but appears in the Vatican records as a falsettist, and another singer,
Judging by his relatively low speaking voice, he's a falsettist, also called male soprano or countertenor but he's very "counter" indeed!
Andreas Scholl, probably the world's most famous falsettist, has just said: "I once told an interviewer I wanted to sing Carmen."
Michael Maniaci, a 33-year-old Peters native, is not a falsettist.
Most scholars assume the part was taken by a male falsettist, which makes the humor in the piece all the more vicious.
One flaw of this critic's logic is to imagine that biotechnological power is new to the arena of exceptionalism (It wouldn't have been reasonable to cast a screeching falsettist in the leading role of