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: Macbeth has been approached by apparitions who foretell what will happen in the future. He becomes a little frightened of them and commands them to leave him. Before they do so, they tell him that Banco's son will live and Macbeth, shocked by this news, faints.