"Steered by an umbrella sword to the footlights: Mario the tenor.
- Or like Mario, Mr Bloom said.
- Yes, Red Murray agreed. But Mario was said to be the picture of Our Saviour.
Jesus Mario with rougy cheeks, doublet and spindle legs. Hand on his heart. In Martha.
Co-ome thou lost one,
Co-ome thou dear one!" (U7.53)
Mario (1810 - 1883) was an Italian opera singer, considered the most famous tenor of the 19c. His real name was Cavaliere Giovanni Matteo di Candia.