from Act II of the Italian opera Le Villi
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Ferdinando Fontana
Role: Guglielmo Wulf
, the head forester, father of Anna
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: A town in the Black Forest during spring
Synopsis: Guglielmo's daughter has died, apparently because she has been danced to death by fairies conjured by a witch that has seduced Anna's fiancé, Roberto. Angry at Roberto and filled with sorrow at his daughter's death, Guglielmo prays that the same fairies will wreak their vengeance upon Roberto.