from Act I of the Italian opera Tosca
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa
Role: Baron Scarpia
, chief of the Roman police
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: The inside of a Roman church
Synopsis: After making Tosca jealous enough to turn away from her lover Cavaradossi, Scarpia congratulates himself for all his future successes.