• Born date: 1808-03-24
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1836-09-23
  • Death in: Manchester
Maria Malibran

Maria Malibran (24 March 1808 – 23 September 1836) was a mezzo-soprano who commonly sang both contralto and soprano parts, and was one of the most famous opera singers of the 19th century. Malibran was known for her stormy personality and dramatic intensity, becoming a legendary figure after her death at age 28. Contemporary accounts of her voice describe its range, power and flexibility as extraordinary.