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|Title||Madame Malibran de Beriot.|
|Size||Image 190 x 185 mm, Sheet 240 x 203 mm|
|Notes||Maria Felicità Garcia (24 Mar 1808 - 23 Sep 1836) known as Malibran, was born in Paris; the daughter of the Spanish tenor Manuel del Pópolo Vicente Garcia. In 1816 she first appeared on the stage, next to her father in Agnese by Ferdinanco Paers. In 1825 she made her official debut in London as Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Seviglia, replacing Giuditta Pasta. In 1825 she moved to New York, where her father started an opera company. In 1826 she married Eugène Malibran, a businessman who was 28 years her senior. After performing in New York and returning to Europe in 1827 she made her Paris debut in 1828 as Desdemona in Otello. She became a huge star in Paris and in that city met the Belgian violinist Charles de Bériot, with whom she started an affair. She appeared in numerous European cities between 1828 and 1832. In 1833 a theatre in Venice was named after her, Teatro Malibran. In 1836 her marriage with Malibran ended and she married Bériot. She was pregnant when she fell from a horse during a hunting party in Hyde Park in London in that same year. She died several months later of the injuries in Manchester, where she was buried. Her husband ordered her remains to be transferred to Brussels, where he was buried beside her at the Laeken cemetery in 1870.|
Condition: Laid on album paper.