Maria Malibran (1808-1836)
Descendant of the world-famous Spanish musical dynasty García. First female opera star. Most famous singer, actress, composer, socialite of the 19th century. Idol of the Romantic Age.
24 March - born in Paris of Spanish descendancy.
Encounter and lifelong friendship with Gioachino Rossini.
As 17 year-old exciting stage debut in Rossini's "Barbiere" in London.
First American opera star: "The Signorina".
Marriage with Eugène Malibran.
Return to Paris and London to embark on a splendid career in European cultural capitals.
First of many triumphal visits to Italy.
Encounter and friendship with Vincenzo Bellini.
Marriage after long liaison with the famous Belgian violinist Charles de Bériot.
Death in Manchester due to a spectacular riding accident.
Buried in Bruxelles.