Just deal with it.
Let’s be honest – this is the greatest version of them all. Milnes is Magnificent! With Milnes, you root for Tosca to do the right thing and ignore the idiot tenor and let Scarpia have his way with her.
Bryn Terfel’s Scarpia is creepy, evil.
This is why a woman roots for Scarpia. Sigh. Just shoot the tenor.
Like I said, I prefer baritones.
Artistically, Cornell McNeil, was one of my favorite Scarpias. He was just plain old Regency period evil. He dripped evil.