from Act II 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: Scarpia's study
Synopsis: In response to Tosca's offer of a bribe, Scarpia says that he may be ruthless, but he values his honor more than money.