Mario Cavaradossi enters
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Puccini's Tosca: a beginner's guide
2. Mario Cavaradossi enters
But then a painter, Mario Cavaradossi, arrives to continue his painting of Mary Magdalene. Before long, he's belting out a classic Puccini aria about how his brown-haired girlfriend, Floria Tosca (a singer), and the blonde in his painting differ - 'Recondita Armonia'. The Sacristan has a bit of a grumble about it and wanders off.