[81] The act begins quietly, with Scarpia musing on the forthcoming downfall of Angelotti and Cavaradossi, while in the background a gavotte is played in a distant quarter of the Farnese Palace. TOSCA: Nel pozzo del giardino 'Vittoria!' [64] Writing half a century after the premiere, the veteran critic Ernest Newman, while acknowledging the "enormously difficult business of boiling [Sardou's] play down for operatic purposes", thought that the subtleties of Sardou's original plot are handled "very lamely", so that "much of what happens, and why, is unintelligible to the spectator". [73][74], The opera begins without any prelude; the opening chords of the Scarpia motif lead immediately to the agitated appearance of Angelotti and the enunciation of the "fugitive" motif. A third called the opera "three hours of noise". Puccini justified his musical treatment by citing Tosca's preoccupation with teaching Cavaradossi to feign death. [104] An unamended edition was published by Dover Press in 1991. Scarpia orders a search, and the empty food basket and a fan bearing the Attavanti coat of arms are found in the chapel. [36], In October 1899, Ricordi realized that some of the music for Cavaradossi's act 3 aria, "O dolci mani" was borrowed from music Puccini had cut from his early opera, Edgar and demanded changes. The 1896 libretto also offers a different ending, in which Tosca does not die but instead goes mad. [58], Early Cavaradossis played the part as if the painter believed that he was reprieved, and would survive the "mock" execution. 948,939 views Large Small Description. After Tosca has left, Angelotti reappears and discusses with the painter his plan to flee disguised as a woman, using clothes left in the chapel by his sister. [24] Giacosa and Puccini repeatedly clashed over the condensation, with Giacosa feeling that Puccini did not really want to complete the project. [99] Recordings of Tosca in languages other than Italian are rare but not unknown; over the years versions in French, German, Spanish, Hungarian and Russian have been issued. He reassures Tosca of his fidelity and asks her what eyes could be more beautiful than her own: "Qual'occhio al mondo" ("What eyes in the world"). He easily agrees to this and heads to his desk. [9] Illica wrote a libretto for Franchetti, who was never at ease with the assignment. Scarpia, now alone with Tosca, proposes a bargain: if she gives herself to him, Cavaradossi will be freed. Once everyone leaves, she rushes to Mario to hug him, overjoyed with the new life ahead of them. Scarpia, at supper, sends a note to Tosca asking her to come to his apartment, anticipating that two of his goals will soon be fulfilled at once. [96][97] In 1938 HMV secured the services of the renowned tenor Beniamino Gigli, together with the soprano Maria Caniglia as Tosca and conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis, for a "practically complete" recording that extended over 14 double-sided shellac discs. [32][28] He journeyed to Rome and went to the Castel Sant'Angelo to measure the sound of matins bells there, as they would be heard from its ramparts. Some are changes of phrase: Cavaradossi's reply to the sacristan when he asks if the painter is doing penance is changed from "Pranzai"[106] ("I have eaten.") It contains depictions of torture, murder, and suicide, as well as some of Puccini's best-known lyrical arias. Spoletta returns with the news that Angelotti has killed himself upon discovery, and that everything is in place for Cavaradossi's execution. On 14 June his army met the Austrian forces at the Battle of Marengo (near Alessandria). [101] Herbert von Karajan's acclaimed performance with the Vienna State Opera was in 1963, with Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Di Stefano and Giuseppe Taddei in the leading roles. Tosca Libretto. [48] For its French premiere at the Opéra-Comique on 13 October 1903, the 72-year-old Sardou took charge of all the action on the stage. How To Order; Wish List; Cart (0) Join Our Mailing List ; Our privacy policy has recently been updated. The next year, in 1919, Sabajno recorded Tosca again, this time with more well-known singers, including Valentina Bartolomasi and Attilio Salvaneschi as Tosca and Cavaradossi. [29] The opening page of the autograph Tosca score, containing the motif that would be associated with Scarpia, is dated January 1898. Cavaradossi, unable to contain himself, gloats to Scarpia that his rule of terror will soon be at an end. Terms | She removes the safe-conduct from his pocket, lights candles in a gesture of piety, and places a crucifix on the body before leaving. When the soldiers have all left, she hurries towards Cavaradossi, only to find that Scarpia betrayed her: the bullets were real. Tosca(Opera Guide, Italian/English/German) Tosca(Score, Indiana University) Turandot(Kareol, Italian/Spanish) Turandot(Murashev) ... Der Zigeunerbaron(Evelyn Woolston's Libretto Page, German/English) Richard Strauss: Die ägyptische Helena(Opera Guide) Arabella(Opera Guide) Ariadne auf Naxos(Opera Guide) Ariadne auf Naxos(Gutenberg) Ariadne auf Naxos(Chandos, English, begins at … "[46][60] However, one critic described act 2 as overly long and wordy; another echoed Illica and Giacosa in stating that the rush of action did not permit enough lyricism, to the great detriment of the music. Puccini, who always sought to put local colour in his works, wanted that song to be in Roman dialect. "[90] The final notes in the act are those of the Scarpia motif, softly, in a minor key. [44], By 1900, the premiere of a Puccini opera was a national event. [43] The unrest caused the premiere to be postponed by one day, to 14 January. [62][49] In the 1950s, the young musicologist Joseph Kerman described Tosca as a "shabby little shocker. Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Tosca - opera by Giacomo Puccini; libretto with translations. × Toggle navigation. For this music Puccini adapted a fifteen-year-old student exercise by his late brother, Michele, stating that in this way his brother could live again through him. As the painter steadfastly denies knowing anything about Angelotti's escape, Tosca's voice is heard singing a celebratory cantata elsewhere in the Palace. "), she was to sing a five-bar fragment to the melody of "E lucevan le stelle". [4] His third Bernhardt play, La Tosca, which premiered in Paris on 24 November 1887, and in which she starred throughout Europe, was an outstanding success, with more than 3,000 performances in France alone. [5][6], Puccini had seen La Tosca at least twice, in Milan and Turin. 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In the final scene, she cradles her lover's head in her lap and hallucinates that she and her Mario are on a gondola, and that she is asking the gondolier for silence. [62] In The Musical Times, Puccini's score was admired for its sincerity and "strength of utterance. Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, unknown edition, Donate ... Previews available in: English Italian. [71], In the execution scene which follows, a theme emerges, the incessant repetition of which reminded Newman of the Transformation Music which separates the two parts of act 1 in Wagner's Parsifal. Sardou's five-act play La Tosca contains a large amount of dialogue and exposition. Vittoria!" He privately gloats as he reveals his intentions to possess Tosca and execute Cavaradossi. Italian: Synopsis: Tosca Synopsis: Libretto: Tosca Libretto: Translation(s): English Deutsch: Duet details: Type: duet: Role(s): Floria Tosca / Baron Scarpia: Voice(s): Soprano / Baritone: Act: 2.10: Previous scene: Floria..amore Vittoria: Next scene: Vittoria Vittoria! [29], Little work was done on the score during 1897, which Puccini devoted mostly to performances of La bohème. [99], The 1970s and 1980s saw a proliferation of Tosca recordings of both studio and live performances. The iris opens and closes to reveal surreal scenes beyond the action. Scarpia then claims she can save her lover from indescribable pain if she reveals Angelotti's hiding place. [40] The performance was to be directed by Nino Vignuzzi, with stage designs by Adolfo Hohenstein. 02. Even in the passages linking these "Grand Tunes", Puccini maintains a strong degree of lyricism and only rarely resorts to recitative. [27] Puccini agreed with Sardou, telling him that the mad scene would have the audiences anticipate the ending and start moving towards the cloakrooms. Erich Leinsdorf conducted the Rome Opera House orchestra and chorus with Zinka Milanov as Tosca, Jussi Björling as Cavaradossi and Leonard Warren as Scarpia. [84] The cantata is most likely the Cantata a Giove, in the literature referred to as a lost work of Puccini's from 1897. This was a great success, and Jeritza sang the aria while on the floor thereafter. [68] The work remains popular today: according to Operabase, it ranks as fifth in the world with 540 performances given in the five seasons 2009/10 to 2013/14. Composers | ("All Rome trembled before him"), sung on a middle C♯ monotone [89] (sometimes spoken),[85] the music gradually fades, ending what Newman calls "the most impressively macabre scene in all opera. Real bullets were used. Tosca enters and suspiciously asks Cavaradossi what he has been doing – she thinks that he has been talking to another woman. [31] At the end of the year, Puccini wrote that he was "busting his balls" on the opera. [37] Ricordi was overwhelmed by the completed act 3 prelude, which he received in early November, and softened his views, though he was still not completely happy with the music for "O dolci mani". Many recordings of the work have been issued, both of studio and live performances. It is sung in act 3 by Mario Cavaradossi , a painter in love with the singer Tosca, while he waits for his execution on the roof of Castel Sant'Angelo. [51] Jeritza was the first to deliver "Vissi d'arte" from a prone position, having fallen to the stage while eluding the grasp of Scarpia. After the premiere, Ippolito Valetta of Nuova antologia wrote, "[Puccini] finds in his palette all colours, all shades; in his hands, the instrumental texture becomes completely supple, the gradations of sonority are innumerable, the blend unfailingly grateful to the ear. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. When Puccini once again became interested in Tosca, Ricordi was able to get Franchetti to surrender the rights so he could recommission Puccini. He tells Spoletta to arrange a mock execution, both men repeating that it will be "as we did with Count Palmieri," and Spoletta exits. All he has time to say is that she mustn't tell them anything. The libretto of the opera Macbeth by the composer Giuseppe Verdi in Italian with translation in English. More recent commended recordings have included Antonio Pappano's 2000 Royal Opera House version with Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna and Ruggero Raimondi. [33] This apparently did not have its desired effect, as Illica wrote to Ricordi on the day after the premiere, "the great fuss and the large amount of money for the bells have constituted an additional folly, because it passes completely unnoticed". [67] Joseph Kerman mocked the final music, "Tosca leaps, and the orchestra screams the first thing that comes into its head. Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (UK: / p ʊ ˈ tʃ iː n i / puu-CHEE-nee, US: / p uː ˈ-/ poo-; Italian: [ˈdʒaːkomo putˈtʃiːni]; 22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian opera composer who has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi".. Puccini's early work was rooted in traditional late-19th-century Romantic Italian opera. The Sacristan re-enters with choristers, celebrating the news that Napoleon has apparently been defeated at Marengo. While he's drafting the document, she quietly takes a knife from the supper table. Dutch English German Greek Spanish Turkish #1 #2: Vissi d'arte Italian. Scarpia orders his torturers to cease, and the bloodied painter is dragged back in. [9] Whatever the reason, Franchetti surrendered the rights in May 1895, and in August Puccini signed a contract to resume control of the project. [56], In 1992 a television version of the opera was filmed at the locations prescribed by Puccini, at the times of day at which each act takes place. The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy. Darclée and Giraldoni reprised their roles; the prominent tenor Giuseppe Borgatti replaced De Marchi as Cavaradossi. Search | According to Budden, there is no contradiction: Tosca's jealousy is largely a matter of habit, which her lover does not take too seriously. [42], The performance, while not quite the triumph that Puccini had hoped for, was generally successful, with numerous encores. The young Enrico Caruso had hoped to create the role of Cavaradossi, but was passed over in favour of the more experienced Emilio De Marchi. A lyrical andante based on Tosca's act 1 motif, this is perhaps the opera's best-known aria, yet was regarded by Puccini as a mistake;[86] he considered eliminating it since it held up the action. [73] Other motifs identify Tosca herself, the love of Tosca and Cavaradossi, the fugitive Angelotti, the semi-comical character of the sacristan in act 1 and the theme of torture in act 2. The opera was a great success at La Scala, and played to full houses. He draws Tosca's attention to the fan and suggests that someone must have surprised the lovers in the chapel. Sciarrone, another agent, then enters with news: there was an upset on the battlefield at Marengo, and the French are marching on Rome. Tosca shouts out, happy with his flawless performance. Despite some dissatisfaction expressed by Ricordi concerning the final act, the score remained relatively unchanged in the 1909 edition. "), she flings herself over the edge to her death. The French playwright Victorien Sardou wrote more than 70 plays, almost all of them successful, and none of them performed today. "), which William Ashbrook states, in his study of Puccini's operas, accentuates the class distinction between the two. It contains considerable differences from the final libretto, relatively minor in the first two acts but much more appreciable in the third, where the description of the Roman dawn that opens the third act is much longer, and Cavaradossi's tragic aria, the eventual "E lucevan le stelle", has different words. [74] In the act's finale, Newman likens the orchestral turmoil which follows Tosca's stabbing of Scarpia to the sudden outburst after the slow movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. [16], Italy had long been divided into a number of small states, with the Pope in Rome ruling the Papal States in Central Italy. Pavarotti's last stage performance was as Cavaradossi at the Met, on 13 March 2004. [8] Nonetheless, Ricordi reached terms with Sardou and assigned the librettist Luigi Illica to write a scenario for an adaptation.[9]. [17] Pope Pius VI was taken prisoner, and was sent into exile on February 20, 1798. About | Despite the notation, there was additional work to be done,[36] such as the shepherd boy's song at the start of act 3. Not in Library. Scarpia has betrayed her from beyond the grave. 2.0 out of 5 stars 1. [88] After Tosca's contemptuous "E avanti a lui tremava tutta Roma!" Also in contrast to 'La Bohème' where the villain was fate and so the stage action was minimal bot…(+) 8.50 GBP - vendu par Musicroom GB Délais: Info (stock) sur le site. Their commander, Michael von Melas, sent this news south towards Rome. He joins with the chorus in the final statement "Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur" ("Everlasting Father, all the earth worships thee"), before the act ends with a thunderous restatement of the Scarpia motif. The opera was subsequently premiered at venues throughout Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Far East;[49] by the outbreak of war in 1914 it had been performed in more than 50 cities worldwide. The composer asked a friend to have a "good romanesco poet" write some words; eventually the poet and folklorist Luigi "Giggi" Zanazzo [it] wrote the verse which, after slight modification, was placed in the opera. [13], Among the prominent early Toscas was Emmy Destinn, who sang the role regularly in a long-standing partnership with the tenor Enrico Caruso. Italian: Synopsis: Tosca Synopsis: Libretto: Tosca Libretto: Translation(s): English Deutsch: Aria details: Type: aria: Role(s): Baron Scarpia: Voice(s): Baritone: Act: 2.12b : Previous scene: Quanto quanto ..il prezzo: Next scene: Se la giurata fede: Titta Ruffo sings 'Gia, mi dicon venal' from Giacomo Puccini's 'Tosca' Singer: Titta Ruffo. The Sacristan kneels in prayer as the Angelus sounds. Opera; sung in Italian. [46], The Milan premiere at La Scala took place under Toscanini on 17 March 1900. Featuring Catherine Malfitano, Plácido Domingo and Ruggero Raimondi, the performance was broadcast live throughout Europe. [47] Puccini travelled to London for the British premiere at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on 12 July, with Milka Ternina and Fernando De Lucia as the doomed lovers and Antonio Scotti as Scarpia. A Franchetti family tradition holds that Franchetti gave the work back as a grand gesture, saying, "He has more talent than I do. Tosca. This leads to the first of the "Grand Tunes", Cavaradossi's "Recondita armonia" with its sustained high B flat, accompanied by the sacristan's grumbling counter-melody. [51] This production, by Franco Zeffirelli, remained in continuous use at Covent Garden for more than 40 years until replaced in 2006 by a new staging, which premiered with Angela Gheorghiu. [28] The two librettists were finally able to give Puccini what they hoped was a final version of the libretto in 1898. Tosca's voice is heard, calling to Cavaradossi. [72] Budden has suggested that Scarpia's tyranny, lechery and lust form "the dynamic engine that ignites the drama". 140 views Large Small Description. The Sacristan identifies a likeness between the portrait and a blonde-haired woman who has been visiting the church recently (unknown to him, it is Angelotti's sister the Marchesa). [96] An admired English language version was released in 1995 in which David Parry led the Philharmonia Orchestra and a largely British cast. Cavaradossi is led away, and Tosca watches with increasing impatience as the execution is prepared. [77], After Tosca's "Non la sospiri" and the subsequent argument inspired by her jealousy, the sensuous character of the love duet "Qual'occhio" provides what opera writer Burton Fisher describes as "an almost erotic lyricism that has been called pornophony". Tosca then anxiously coaches Cavaradossi on how to play dead when the firing squad shoots at him with blanks. [23], Inside the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle. "[9] American scholar Deborah Burton contends that Franchetti gave it up simply because he saw little merit in it and could not feel the music in the play. tosca libretto in english Nov 15, 2020 Posted By Roger Hargreaves Public Library TEXT ID c25a9212 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library Tosca Libretto In English INTRODUCTION : #1 Tosca Libretto In ~~ Book Tosca Libretto In English ~~ Uploaded By Roger Hargreaves, tosca opera by giacomo puccini libretto with translations dms opera site libretti information [42] A few moments later the opera began again, and proceeded without further disruption. Buy Tosca: Libretto by Puccini, Giacomo, Giacosa, Giuseppe, Illica, Luigi (ISBN: 0073999654608) from Amazon's Book Store. An introductory 16-bar theme for the horns will later be sung by Cavaradossi and Tosca in their final duet. Beniamino Gigli, who performed the role many times in his forty-year operatic career, was one of the first to assume that the painter knows, or strongly suspects, that he will be shot. The sound of a cannon signals that Angelotti's escape has been discovered. [28] Puccini had bells for the Roman dawn cast to order by four different foundries. ";[1] in response the conductor Thomas Beecham remarked that anything Kerman says about Puccini "can safely be ignored". The dramatic force of Tosca and its characters continues to fascinate both performers and audiences, and the work remains one of the most frequently performed operas. This choice of ending has been strongly criticised by analysts, mainly because of its specific association with Cavaradossi rather than Tosca. View the Product: Tosca - Libretto, Series: Opera, Contributors: Giacomo PucciniL Illica. Following the French Revolution, a French army under Napoleon invaded Italy in 1796, entering Rome almost unopposed on 11 February 1798 and establishing a republic there. On 7 May 1889 he wrote to his publisher, Giulio Ricordi, begging him to get Sardou's permission for the work to be made into an opera: "I see in this Tosca the opera I need, with no overblown proportions, no elaborate spectacle, nor will it call for the usual excessive amount of music. Musically, Tosca is structured as a through-composed work, with arias, recitative, choruses and other elements musically woven into a seamless whole. Other changes are in the music; when Tosca demands the price for Cavaradossi's freedom ("Il prezzo! These include recent productions and remastered versions of historic performances. Close. A procession enters the church singing the Te Deum; exclaiming 'Tosca, you make me forget even God! While the broad details of the play are present in the opera's plot, the original work contains many more characters and much detail not present in the opera. "), her music is changed to eliminate an octave leap, allowing her more opportunity to express her contempt and loathing of Scarpia in a passage which is now near the middle of the soprano vocal range. Crying "O Scarpia, Avanti a Dio!" ("To end like this? [59] Domingo, the dominant Cavaradossi of the 1970s and 1980s, concurred, stating in a 1985 interview that he had long played the part that way. The guards lead Cavaradossi in and inform him that he has one hour to live. Cast:FLORIA TOSCA (Soprano)MARIO CAVARADOSSI (Tenor)BARON SCARPIA (Baritone)CESARE ANGELOTTI (Bass)SACRISTAN (Baritone)SPOLETTA (Tenor)SCIARRONE (Bass)GAOLER (Bass)SHEPHERD BOY (Treble)CHORUSpriests, pupils, choir singers, soldiers, police agents,ladies, nobles, bourgeois, populace, Home | [72] The domination, in that aria, of themes which will be repeated in the love duet make it clear that though the painting may incorporate the Marchesa's features, Tosca is the ultimate inspiration of his work. Singers | by Puccini | Jan 1, 1889. English #1 #2 #3 German Greek Spanish Turkish: Un bel di vedremo Italian. [26] Sardou refused to consider this change, insisting that as in the play, Tosca must throw herself from the parapet to her death. He withdrew from the agreement,[11] which Ricordi then assigned to the composer Alberto Franchetti. [42] Much of the critical and press reaction was lukewarm, often blaming Illica's libretto. Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, the playwright who joined the project to polish the verses, needed not only to cut back the play drastically, but to make the characters' motivations and actions suitable for Italian opera. Italian: Synopsis: Tosca Synopsis: Libretto: Tosca Libretto: Translation(s): English Deutsch: Aria details: Type: aria: Role(s): Floria Tosca: Voice(s): Soprano: Act: 2.14a : Previous scene: Ah! Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. When Tosca comforts Cavaradossi after the torture scene, she now tells him, "Ma il giusto Iddio lo punirá" ("But a just God will punish him" [Scarpia]); formerly she stated, "Ma il sozzo sbirro lo pagherà" ("But the filthy cop will pay for it."). She then expresses jealousy over the woman in the painting, whom she recognises as the Marchesa Attavanti. [75] Cavaradossi's dialogue with Angelotti is interrupted by Tosca's arrival, signalled by her motif which incorporates, in Newman's words, "the feline, caressing cadence so characteristic of her. [30] At Puccini's request, Giacosa irritably provided new lyrics for the act 1 love duet. [34] Nevertheless, the bells provide a source of trouble and expense to opera companies performing Tosca to this day. [27], In act 2, when Tosca sings offstage the cantata that celebrates the supposed defeat of Napoleon, Puccini was tempted to follow the text of Sardou's play and use the music of Giovanni Paisiello, before finally writing his own imitation of Paisello's style. Scarpia's apartment in the Palazzo Farnese, that evening. [79] The final scene in the act is a juxtaposition of the sacred and the profane,[74] as Scarpia's lustful reverie is sung alongside the swelling Te Deum chorus. [21] The Neapolitans abandoned Rome,[22] and the city spent the next fourteen years under French domination. When he begins to embrace her, she stabs him, crying "this is Tosca's kiss!" [52] Of her successors, opera enthusiasts tend to consider Maria Callas as the supreme interpreter of the role, largely on the basis of her performances at the Royal Opera House in 1964, with Tito Gobbi as Scarpia. How To Order; Wish List; Cart (0) Join Our Mailing List ; Browse Products. [43] Many Roman dignitaries attended, as did Queen Margherita, though she arrived late, after the first act. Scarpia triumphantly strides toward Tosca. [65] Overall, however, Newman delivered a more positive judgement: "[Puccini's] operas are to some extent a mere bundle of tricks, but no one else has performed the same tricks nearly as well". Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. A number of Callas's live stage performances of Tosca were also preserved. The accomplished (but temperamental) soprano Hariclea Darclée was selected for the title role; Eugenio Giraldoni, whose father had originated many Verdi roles, became the first Scarpia. He declines to see a priest, but asks permission to write a letter to Tosca. He is devastated to discover that Tosca has betrayed his friend. In August, Puccini removed several numbers from the opera, according to his biographer, Mary Jane Phillips-Matz, "cut[ting] Tosca to the bone, leaving three strong characters trapped in an airless, violent, tightly wound melodrama that had little room for lyricism". Privacy | Operas | tosca libretto in english Nov 16, 2020 Posted By Debbie Macomber Public Library TEXT ID 22516346 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library collection klavier noten tosca libretto tosca libretto coffee violin 18 coffee time pieces in popular style violine und klavier ausgabe mit cd hello and good day cafa Cavaradossi explains the likeness; he has merely observed the Marchesa at prayer in the church. [99][100] She recorded the role again for EMI in stereo in 1964. [35][83] As Cavaradossi is brought in for interrogation, Tosca's voice is heard with the offstage chorus singing a cantata, "[its] suave strains contrast[ing] dramatically with the increasing tension and ever-darkening colour of the stage action". Scarpia hesitates to give the order, looking to Tosca, and despairingly she agrees to submit to him. [108] According to Ashbrook, the most surprising change is where, after Tosca discovers the truth about the "mock" execution and exclaims "Finire così? 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