from Act III of the Italian opera Macbeth
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, a general in the army of King Duncan of Scotland
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: A dark cave with a boiling cauldron in the center.
Synopsis: Told by a ghost that he will not be conquered until "great Birnam wood" come to "high Dunsinane hill", Macbeth rejoices in this arioso for he does not believe that such a thing is possible.