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Giovanni Mateo Mario
(1810-12/11/1883)
Cavaliere di Candia.

--Had his debut at the Paris Opéra in 1838. He was the original Ernesto in Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale' as well as the heir to the great romantic parts held by Giovanni Rubini. He was common law married to dancer Carlotta Grisi's cousin,'Giulia Grisi.' -- Mario and Grisi's personal relationship lasted until her death in 1869, but they were said to never be able to marry. the two had a daughter, Mrs. Godfrey Pearce.Mario retired from the Stage in 1871.

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1985 Book: Mario and Grisi: A Biography by Forbes Elizabeth 1910 Book: The Romance of A Great Singer: A Memoir of Mario
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