Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|At the beginning of the opera when Mario was painting a portrait, what color does Tosca tell him to paint the eyes?||"Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini
Black. The eyes of the blonde in the painting were blue but Tosca suggested to Mario to paint them black like hers.
"Vissi d'arte.". "Vissi d'arte" means "I lived for art." She is scared for Mario's life and pleads to Scarpia for his safety and his life.
The firing squad will shoot him with fake bullets so he should "play dead.". When Tosca made her "deal" with Scarpia, Mario would be spared and he instructed a "fake" execution. Unfortunately, the firing squad used real bullets and Mario dies soon afterward.
Torn from Scarpia's deception that he would protect her beloved, Tosca leaps to her death from a castle tower.
|While Mario is being tortured for information leading up to the location of Angelotti, Tosca pleads with Scarpia to free her lover. Scarpia agrees but on what condition?||"Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini
She must sleep with Scarpia.. Scarpia lusts after Tosca (she hates him with a passion) and when she agrees to sleep with him, she manages to stab him in the heart before he managed to do anything.
After plunging the knife into Scarpia's chest, she sings "this is Tosca's kiss!"
f. He eventually killed himself after being discovered by Scarpia's secret police.
|While Mario is questioned about the whereabouts of Angelotti, what major military figure won a decisive battle?||"Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini
Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon Bonaparte scored a major military victory in the Battle of Marengo, which fuels Mario's defiance against Scarpia and his goons.
|Baron Scarpia, the chief of police, bursts in on Mario's workspace looking for the escaped political prisoner. What does he find instead?||"Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini
A fan.. The fan has the family crest of a particular woman who was the model for one of Mario's paintings. He uses this to aggravate Tosca's jealousy to suggest that Mario DID have an affair by claiming he left it behind while leaving his workspace.
|Mario suggests a hiding place to a friend of his, Angelotti, who is an escaped political prisoner. Where is it?||"Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini
A well.. Mario suggests that Angelotti hide there because it was safe and impenetrable.
She believes him to be unfaithful.. Since Mario was hiding a political prisoner (Angoletti), Tosca mistook him for another woman (she heard footsteps where Mario was working). Mario assured her that he was completely faithful and there was no "other woman," so to speak.
In a church.. The main character, Mario Cavardarossi, is painting a picture in the church and compares the woman in the painting to his lover, Floria Tosca.