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Puccini's Tosca: a beginner's guide
As the two leave, the Sacristan reappears to spread the news that Napoleon has been beaten in battle at Marengo, which everyone's rather pleased about. However, the frivolity ends when chief of police Scarpia enters with his henchmen. He questions the Sacristan and consequently goes after Cavaradossi, believing him to be involved with Angelotti's escape.