from Act II 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: A hall on the ground fllor of the castle
Synopsis: Influenced by Iago's suggestions of impropriety between Desdemona and Cassio, Otello bids farewell to happiness in his marriage.