Radu Marian was born in 1977 in the former Soviet Republic of Moldova to a family of Moldovan artists.
His exceptional musical talent started at the early age of seven and executed in the French language the aria: Queen of the Night of Mozart's Magic Flute. He is gifted with a pure soprano voice in the range of C4 to C6 considered at present a great talent of the Baroque Music. Marian completed his singing and piano studies in Moscow and in Bucharest, obtaining the title of Concert Master, with great merits.
He was granted a scholarship by the Moldovan government and under Flavio Colusso received vocal training in Italy. He is considered to be another case of an Endocrinological castrato or natural castrati, and his repertoire incorporates cantatas written for soprano by composers like Handel, Bononcini. Carissimi and Frescobaldi and the repertoire of the old castrati. The renowned conductor Flavio Colusso affirms that Radu Marian is a sopranista whose voice is different from the other countertenors and sopranistas, of the Baroque music world. His voice does not sound like a falsetto's, but as that of a soprano.
Don't forget the natural male soprano, Richard A Crane (UK) who can hit top As as well as sing bass octaves too. These guys should talk!
Radu Marian This is a recording of Radu Marian as a sopranista, but has one track of him as a treble: Track 7, "Der Hölle Rache" (in French) from "Die Zauberflöte" recorded in 1984 (age 7) at the Auditorium of Society of the Authors, Moscow.
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