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Mario

Mario, Giuseppe, Marciiese di Candia (1808-83), the great tenor, was, according to Engel, born at Cagliari. After serving for some time in the army of Piedmont, he came to Paris, where in November, 1838, he made hi, first appearance as a singer in Robert le Biable. His fine voice and pleasing manners soon made him highly popular in Paris, London (where he made his debut in 1839), and St. Petersburg. He sang chiefly in the operas of Donizetti, Rossini, Meyerbeer, and Verdi. In 1840, under the conductorship of Costa, he and Grisi formed the centre of the new Royal Italian Opera in London, where he made his last appearance in July, 1871. He lost a large fortune by unfortunate speculations. He formed a connection with Giulia Grisi, by whom he had several daughters.