Scarpia makes a deal
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Puccini's Tosca: a beginner's guide
9. Scarpia makes a deal
Scarpia makes a deal with Tosca. If she tells him where Angelotti is, he'll stop torturing Cavaradossi. What a pickle! She hears her lover's screams from the next room and ends up telling Scarpia that Angelotti is still down a well in Cavaradossi's garden. What a cave-in! The torture ends and the knackered painter comes back only to discover Tosca's betrayal, which makes him rather angry.