from Act II of the Italian opera Otello
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Arrigo Boïto
, Otello's ensign
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: A hall on the ground floor of the castle.
Synopsis: Iago describes his true motivations for the things he does: "I believe in a cruel God, who has created me in his image and whom, in hate, I name . . . I am evil because I am a man."