Do you know who is not confused about this ?
singers and opera goers. You know why?
We know .
We know it does not end well for really anybody. But what we do know is what character has the best death. We know who dies with the most dignity, clarity and sacrifice. The opera asks us do we want to die of an Desire, an idea or love? Do we want die from the thing that we desire most but is something we can never truly posses, and has a big knife? Do we want to be the one shot in front of the firing squad after being told that the bullets will be blanks? Or do you want to make the leap from the parapet on your own terms, singing your final words of vengeance?

Opera people want to be the ones to have the final words before we jump off the edge. You know what..in some productions Tosca bounces back.

Verona  Set dressing from Tosca sits outside the Arena in Verona-Boss Tweed
Verona
Set dressing from Tosca sits outside the Arena in Verona-Boss Tweed
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