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Venezuelan opera singer Samuel Mariño is gifted with a soprano voice

Samuel Mariño is a male soprano. (Courtesy of Samuel Mariño)
Samuel Mariño is a male soprano. (Courtesy of Samuel Mariño)

Samuel Mariño is a young Venezuelan singer who chose to leave his unusually high voice intact so he could embrace a career in opera and sing soprano arias.

Here & Now‘s Jane Clayson talks to Mariño about his gender-defying and groundbreaking new recording.

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Music from the segment

Che Farò Senza Euridice” by Christoph Willibald Gluck, from “Orfeo ed Euridice”

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Voi Che Sapete” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from “The Marriage of Figaro”

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Son amour, sa constance extrême” by Joseph Bologne de Saint Georges, from “L’Amant Anonyme”

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Cara parte de Mio Cor” Domenico Cimarosa, from “Oreste”

L’amerò sarò costante” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from “Il Re Pastore”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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