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Virginia Arditi, ca 1837-??

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1837 ca
Place of Birth: London
Date of Death:
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Identity:

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).

Life:

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.

Bibliography:

UK census 1881 from http://www.familysearch.org (accessed 2004); Arditi, Luigi, My Reminiscences, London, 1896; Who's Who, London, 1898.