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Puccini's Tosca: a beginner's guide
Scarpia just can't let it lie, though, and proposes another bargain with Tosca. If she lets him shack up with her, Cavaradossi will be set free. She doesn't react well, and is disgusted with him. Hearing the drums outside that signal Cavaradossi's impending execution, Tosca sings: 'Vissi D'Arte', in which she laments her situation and asks God for intervention.