Tosca is set in Rome in 1800. It was very unsettling time for the Italians due to political shift. Tosca, the beautiful singer and Cavaradossi’s lover is tricked by Scarpia to go to Cavaradossi’s house so Scarpia’s minors can follow her there. Scarpia soon learns that the police cannot find Angelotti (one of the republicans, that escaped prison) but have arrested Cavaradossi. For Cavaradossi to speak Scarpia tortures Tosca.