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1 (Verdi: Don Carlos). See Posa, Rodrigo, Marquis Of.

2 (Rossini: Otello). Ten. Desdemona has been promised to him in marriage by her father, but he realizes she loves Otello. He and Iago plot against the Moor, who interrupts the wedding ceremony and claims Desdemona for himself. Rodrigo and Otello fight and Otello is exiled. Created (1816) by Giovanni David.

Subjects: Opera.

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