from Act I, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Attila
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Temistocle Solera
, the King of the Huns
Voice Part: bass Fach: lyric bass
Setting: Attila's camp, 5th century
Synopsis: Attila wakes from his sleep and relates a unpleasant dream to his servant in which an old man grabs him by the hair and orders him to stop his attack on the holy ground of Rome.