from Act I, scene 2 of the Italian opera Un Ballo in Maschera
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, a fortune teller
Voice Part: contralto Fach: contralto
Setting: Ulrica's hut near Boston, late 17th century
Synopsis: Ulrica calls upon the King of the Abyss to enter her dwelling so she can do his bidding.