from Act IV, Scene 3 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 room in Dunsinane Castle, Scotland
Synopsis: Macbeth has been trapped in his castle by a revolt of the Scottish noblemen. He feels like he may lose his life before the rebellion ends and, even if he doesn't, he will never be loved in his own life. He laments this fact.