from Act IV of the Italian opera Otello
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Arrigo Boïto
, a General in the Venetian Army and a Moor, married to Desdemona
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor
Setting: Desdemona's bedroom
Synopsis: Otello has killed his wife because Iago led him to believe that she betrayed him with another man. He discovers that Iago lied and that Desdemona was innocent. In anguish, he grieves over her death and eventually kills himself.