History Theatre / Tosca

10th Dec '15 3:02:52 PM Angeldeb82
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On the eve of [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]]'s occupation of Rome, the painter Mario Cavaradossi hides his friend, escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti, from the police. Unfortunately this brings both him and his sweetheart, the singer Floria Tosca, to the attention of the villainous chief of police Scarpia. Scarpia arrests Cavaradossi and demands that [[ScarpiaUltimatum Tosca spend the night with him]], then the painter's execution will be fake, and the lovers will be able to leave Rome. Tosca agrees, but when Scarpia comes to embrace her, she stabs him in the heart with a knife. Unfortunately, Scarpia did not intend to release Cavaradossi at all, and the execution turns out to be real. Seeing her lover dead and Scarpia's henchmen running to get her, Tosca [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled leaps off the parapet]] of the Castel Sant'Angelo, crying that she will meet Scarpia before God.
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On the eve of [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]]'s UsefulNotes/{{Napoleon|Bonaparte}}'s occupation of Rome, the painter Mario Cavaradossi hides his friend, escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti, from the police. Unfortunately this brings both him and his sweetheart, the singer Floria Tosca, to the attention of the villainous chief of police Scarpia. Scarpia arrests Cavaradossi and demands that [[ScarpiaUltimatum Tosca spend the night with him]], then the painter's execution will be fake, and the lovers will be able to leave Rome. Tosca agrees, but when Scarpia comes to embrace her, she stabs him in the heart with a knife. Unfortunately, Scarpia did not intend to release Cavaradossi at all, and the execution turns out to be real. Seeing her lover dead and Scarpia's henchmen running to get her, Tosca [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled leaps off the parapet]] of the Castel Sant'Angelo, crying that she will meet Scarpia before God.

* BetterToDieThanBeKilled - DrivenToSuicide: Tosca leaps off a parapet at the very end of the opera. Angelotti kills himself off-stage rather than go back to prison.
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled - DrivenToSuicide: BetterToDieThanBeKilled[=/=]DrivenToSuicide: Tosca leaps off a parapet at the very end of the opera. Angelotti kills himself off-stage rather than go back to prison.

* ScarpiaUltimatum: The TropeNamer.
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* ScarpiaUltimatum: The TropeNamer.{{Trope Namer|s}}.

* [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout Out To Shakespeare]]: Scarpia compares himself to [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago]] in his first scene. You know, just in case you were confused about who the villain here was.
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* [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout Out Out: To Shakespeare]]: Scarpia compares himself to [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago]] in his first scene. You know, just in case you were confused about who the villain here was.
1st Dec '15 2:32:08 PM fruitstripegum
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled - DrivenToSuicide: Tosca leaps off a parapet at the very end of the opera. Angelotti kills himself off-stage rather than go back to prison.

* BetterToDieThanBeKilled - DrivenToSuicide: Tosca leaps off a parapet at the very end of the opera. Angelotti kills himself off-stage rather than go back to prison.
20th Sep '15 6:49:44 PM nombretomado
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* DuringTheWar: the NapoleonicWars, to be specific. The outcome of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marengo Battle of Marengo]] is a plot point.
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* DuringTheWar: the NapoleonicWars, UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, to be specific. The outcome of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marengo Battle of Marengo]] is a plot point.
5th Sep '15 3:59:53 PM nombretomado
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On the eve of [[NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]]'s occupation of Rome, the painter Mario Cavaradossi hides his friend, escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti, from the police. Unfortunately this brings both him and his sweetheart, the singer Floria Tosca, to the attention of the villainous chief of police Scarpia. Scarpia arrests Cavaradossi and demands that [[ScarpiaUltimatum Tosca spend the night with him]], then the painter's execution will be fake, and the lovers will be able to leave Rome. Tosca agrees, but when Scarpia comes to embrace her, she stabs him in the heart with a knife. Unfortunately, Scarpia did not intend to release Cavaradossi at all, and the execution turns out to be real. Seeing her lover dead and Scarpia's henchmen running to get her, Tosca [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled leaps off the parapet]] of the Castel Sant'Angelo, crying that she will meet Scarpia before God.
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On the eve of [[NapoleonBonaparte [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]]'s occupation of Rome, the painter Mario Cavaradossi hides his friend, escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti, from the police. Unfortunately this brings both him and his sweetheart, the singer Floria Tosca, to the attention of the villainous chief of police Scarpia. Scarpia arrests Cavaradossi and demands that [[ScarpiaUltimatum Tosca spend the night with him]], then the painter's execution will be fake, and the lovers will be able to leave Rome. Tosca agrees, but when Scarpia comes to embrace her, she stabs him in the heart with a knife. Unfortunately, Scarpia did not intend to release Cavaradossi at all, and the execution turns out to be real. Seeing her lover dead and Scarpia's henchmen running to get her, Tosca [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled leaps off the parapet]] of the Castel Sant'Angelo, crying that she will meet Scarpia before God.
17th Jul '15 6:35:04 AM jormis29
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* In the mission "Curtains down" from ''[[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Hitman Blood Money]]'', 47 is sent to kill a great opera singer and child rapist, Alvaro D'Alvade, and his protector Richard Delahunt at the Paris Opera House, while D'Alvade is rehearsing the execution scene from ''Tosca''. You can get the actor killed by switching the prop gun used for the scene with a real one, or mask your own shot by firing at the same time as the executioner.
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* In the mission "Curtains down" from ''[[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Hitman Blood Money]]'', ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'', 47 is sent to kill a great opera singer and child rapist, Alvaro D'Alvade, and his protector Richard Delahunt at the Paris Opera House, while D'Alvade is rehearsing the execution scene from ''Tosca''. You can get the actor killed by switching the prop gun used for the scene with a real one, or mask your own shot by firing at the same time as the executioner.
14th Sep '14 7:22:50 PM ManCalledTrue
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* In the mission "Curtains down" from ''[[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Hitman Blood Money]]'', 47 is sent to kill a great opera singer and child rapist, Alvaro D'Alvade, and his protector Richard Delahunt at the Paris Opera House, while D'Alvade is rehearsing the execution scene from ''Tosca''.
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* In the mission "Curtains down" from ''[[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Hitman Blood Money]]'', 47 is sent to kill a great opera singer and child rapist, Alvaro D'Alvade, and his protector Richard Delahunt at the Paris Opera House, while D'Alvade is rehearsing the execution scene from ''Tosca''. You can get the actor killed by switching the prop gun used for the scene with a real one, or mask your own shot by firing at the same time as the executioner.
12th Jun '14 1:10:10 AM CaptEquinox
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''Tosca'' is an {{opera}} by Italian composer Music/GiacomoPuccini, based on a play by Victorien Sardou.
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''Tosca'' is an {{opera}} by Italian composer Music/GiacomoPuccini, based on a play by Victorien Sardou. Sardou. It is often cited as an operatic version of ''Grand Guignol'' horror-melodrama, the forerunner of today's splatter movies.
15th Feb '14 8:34:12 AM PaulA
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''Tosca'' is an {{opera}} by Italian composer GiacomoPuccini, based on a play by Victorien Sardou.
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''Tosca'' is an {{opera}} by Italian composer GiacomoPuccini, Music/GiacomoPuccini, based on a play by Victorien Sardou.

* ColdBloodedTorture: Cavaradossi gets this from Scarpia's goons, while Tosca is [[MakeYouWatch made to listen to his screams]].
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Cavaradossi gets this from Scarpia's goons, while Tosca is [[MakeYouWatch [[ForcedToWatch made to listen to his screams]].

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Cavaradossi gets this from Scarpia's goons, while ExactWords: With Tosca watching, Scarpia instructs an underling that Cavaradossi's execution is [[MakeYouWatch made to listen be faked "like Palmieri's was". We never get any further details about Palmieri, but the implication is that Palmieri's death was just as real as Cavaradossi's turns out to his screams]].be.

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Cavaradossi gets this from Scarpia's goons, while TheGhost: Angelotti's sister, who helps him evade the authorities and is subsequently suspected by Tosca of being Cavaradossi's other woman, is [[MakeYouWatch made to listen to his screams]].mentioned a lot in the first act but never actually appears.
18th Nov '13 11:01:34 PM Arashi110
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''Tosca'' is an {{opera}} by Italian composer GiacomoPuccini, based on a play by Vittorio Sardu.
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''Tosca'' is an {{opera}} by Italian composer GiacomoPuccini, based on a play by Vittorio Sardu. Victorien Sardou.
31st Oct '13 9:28:26 AM Elkhound
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* The Agatha Christie short story ''Swan Song'' involves a soprano who really stabs the baritone during a performance of ''Tosca''.
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