from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Macbeth
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, a general in the army of King Duncan of Scotland
Voice Part: bass Fach: lyric bass
Setting: A garden close to Macbeth's castle, Scotland
Synopsis: Banco has entered a garden with his son. He knows that the murder of King Duncan was somehow arranged by Macbeth and sings to the absent man, telling him that as the witches predicted, Macbeth has become King and Thane althoughh not without foul play. He also attempts to keep himself from thinking these accusing thoughts.