Mad.me Malibran de Beriot.
Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King
Lithograph, sheet 330 x 270mm (13 x 10½"). Slight marks top right.
María Felicia Malibran (1808-1836), one of the most famous singers of the 19th century. Born into a famous Spanish musical family in Paris, Malibran sung first in Italy, then in New York (where her father introduced Italian opera to the New World) before returning to France in 1827. The most charismatic singer of her epoch, Malibran sung frequently in England, including a season singing operas in English in the summer of 1836, when this print may have been published. Malibran died in Manchester aged 28, having become ill following a sensational appearance at the Manchester festival (the cause of death was unclear). She was given a grand civic funeral in Manchester and buried there, although her coffin was exhumed and reburied in Brussels the following year (her husband, violinist Charles de Bériot, was Belgian).
Harvard 6; O'D 5
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