from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Attila
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Temistocle Solera
, a Roman general
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: Ezio's camp, 5th century
Synopsis: After being commanded by the young Emporer Valentinian to return to Rome because the Huns were withdrawing, Ezio declares that he shall not be controlled by a boy and calls the spirits of his ancestors to return Rome back to its former greatness.