from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera La Forza del Destino
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, a gypsy fortune teller
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: The village of Hornachuelos
Synopsis: Preziosilla has asked if anyone would like to have their fortune told and all respond - "Yes! all of us!" She launches into an aria in praise of the beauty of war.