Orridge, Ellen Amelia

SINGER (ENGLAND)
BORN 14 Aug 1856, London: 26 Castle Street, Marylebone - DIED 16 Sep 1883, Guernsey: Victoria Road
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (135/3 (28928))

Ellen Orridge studied singing with Manuel Garcia (1805-1906) at the Royal Academy in London from 1875 to 1878. She won several medals during her studies. In 1877 she debuted at the Ballad Concerts. She sang at the Birmingham Festival in 1878. She quickly built her reputation as a fine contralto concert singer and was best known as a soloist in oratorios and religious works. In 1883 she died of typhoid fever during a holiday on Guernsey, aged only 27.

Images

The grave of Ellen Amalia Orridge at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (17 Aug 2017)

 

The grave of Ellen Amalia Orridge at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (17 Aug 2017)

 

Sources
Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Orridge - Wikisource, the free online library


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Published: 26 Apr 2019
Last update: 5 May 2019