from Act I, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Macbeth
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Role: Lady Macbeth
, the wife of Macbeth
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: A hall in Macbeth's castle, Scotland
Synopsis: Lady Macbeth has just read a letter aloud from Macbeth saying that he has been appointed Thane of Cawdor and, right before he was appointed Thane, a group of witches prophesied that he would be both Thane and King soon. Lady Macbeth is excited about this prospect and sings of this excitement that her husband will soon be King of Scotland.