Colbran, Isabella [Isabel] (Angela )
- Elizabeth Forbes
(b Madrid, Feb 2, 1785; d Castenaso, Bologna, Oct 7, 1845). Spanish soprano. After study with Francisco Pareja, Marinelli and Crescentini, she made her concert début in Paris (1801) and her stage début in Spain (1806), and the following year came to Italy, where she sang at Bologna; a contemporary account (quoted in Weinstock) gave her compass then as almost three octaves, from ...