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Virginia Arditi, ca 1837-??

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1837 ca
Place of Birth: London
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Virginia Arditi was the daughter of William S. Warwick, Richmond, VA. In June 1856 she married Luigi Arditi (1822-1903), a conductor, composer and violinist. They had two children Giulietta (b. ca 1859) and Luigi (b. ca 1866).


Luigi Arditi came to London in 1858 where he conducted, mainly in opera. Virginia sang well as an amateur with Lady Downshire at the piano in 1866. Between 1874-1877 she also sang in alternate seasons at promenade concerts in London and in Vienna. From 1878-1894 she worked in America and London.


UK census 1881 from (accessed 2004); Arditi, Luigi, My Reminiscences, London, 1896; Who's Who, London, 1898.