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(Puccini: Tosca). Ten. A police agent who assists Scarpia in the arrest and torture of Cavaradossi. After Tosca agrees to Scarpia's condition for Cavaradossi's release—that she must give herself to the Baron—Scarpia tells her there must be a mock execution and he gives his orders for this to take place to Spoletta: ‘…as in the case of Palmieri’, says the Baron, and Spoletta repeats his orders: ‘Just like Palmieri’. Created (1900) by Enrico Giordani.

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