Helen Berry's astonishing new portrait of Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci, the celebrated 18th century castrato, and his love affair with a young Irish girl, Dorothea Maunsell.
In today's episode, Tenducci's growing fame takes him to Dublin, to sing in a season of operas in English.
It's in Dublin that he first encounters a charismatic teenage girl, who will bring him adventures in love, but a brush with total ruin.
Read by Greta Scacchi
Abridged by Viv Beeby
Produced by Emma Harding
'The Castrato and His Wife' is published by Oxford University Press.
In Dublin, Tenducci encounters the teenage girl, who brings him love and potential ruin.