Mario, who is unjustly inprisoned, sings his Aria of despair as he awaits the firing squad. Meanwhile, Tosca his fiance’ faces Scarpia who says he will spare Mario if she allows him to have his way with her….
English translation below, sung by tenor Carlo Bergonzi, animated by: http://www.youtube.com/user/mihmoh
And the stars shined and they smell the earth, striding the door of the garden, and a step brushed the sand … She entered, fragrant, I drop my arms … O sweet kisses, caresses, or languid, quivering while I disloge beautiful forms from the veils! Vanished for ever My dream of love … The time has fled … And I die in despair! And I die in despair … And I’ve never loved life so much.