Luigi Arditi

Composer

1822 – 1903

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Who was Luigi Arditi?

Luigi Arditi was an Italian violinist, composer and conductor.

Arditi was born in Crescentino, Piemonte. He began his musical career as a violinist, and studied music at the Conservatory of Milan. He made his debut in 1843 as a director at Vercelli, and it was there that he was made an honorary member of the Philharmonic Academy. Arditi conducted opera throughout Italy and in 1846 found himself conducting as far afield as Havana, Cuba.. He visited America, where he remained for a while, conducting operas in New York, Philadelphia and other cities until 1856. Then, following a visit to Constantinople, he decided to settle in London, but made several trips again to America with the Royal Italian Opera Company. He also conducted in Germany, and in other major European cities such as St. Petersburg, Vienna and Madrid. After 1885, he was in England, conducting at Covent Garden and in various prestigious theatres and promenade concerts in London's parks. He died at Hove, near Brighton, and is buried in Hove Cemetery. Arditi's best-known operas are: I Briganti, II Corsaro, and La Spia,.

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Born
Jul 16, 1822
Crescentino
Also known as
  • Arditi, Luigi
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • Milan Conservatory
Died
May 1, 1903
Hove

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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