Angelotti, Cesare

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(Puccini: Tosca). Bass. Former Consul of the Roman republic. He has been a political prisoner but has escaped and come to the church of Sant’ Andrea where his sister, the Marchese Attavanti, has left a key for him. This opens a door to a side‐chapel in which he hides. When Tosca leaves the church, he reveals himself to his old friend, the painter Cavaradossi, who gives him food and suggests he hides in the well in his garden to evade Baron Scarpia's troops. Tosca betrays his hiding‐place when she is unable any longer to listen to the sound of Cavaradossi's screams as he is tortured. When he is discovered, Angelotti kills himself. Created (1900) by Ruggero Galli.

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