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Maria Malibran
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Vocalist
    (March 24, 1808-September 26, 1836)
    Born in Paris, France
    Birth name was María Felicitas García Sitches
    Mezzo-soprano
    Famous performances included 'Otello,' 'Norma' and 'Tancredi'
    Died at 28 from injuries suffered from falling off a horse
    She defined the temperamental opera diva.
    She and her father, divo Manuel Garcia, argued constantly.
    She married a banker 28 years her senior.
    She mothered an out of wedlock child with famed violinist Charles Auguste de Beriot.
    After falling off her horse, she refused medical treatment so she could continue performing.
    Her pulchritude drew acclaim.
    Her operatic performances were dramatic, intense and passionate.
    She was forced to wed the old banker because he promised her father a lot of money in exchange for her hand in marriage.
    The banker soon went bankrupt, leaving her the sole source of financial support.
    Cecilia Bartoli's 2007 CD 'Maria' was in dedication to her most famous works.

Credit: Black Chic


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