The composition Romanza in the Othello opera varied for harp Op. 38, dedicated to Mr. Uriele di Quintavalle, was printed on February 20, 1853, in Naples. The composition Romanza in the Othello Opera varied for harp is part of an extensive solo repertoire for harp, the nature of which – as was the fashion of the time – mainly expressed program music, or preferred the arrangement, or the reworking of very famous, drawn from both the popular song repertoire and the melodramatic one, two very musical genres
loved in Italy and abroad. In our Romanza the Neapolitan composer elaborates and develops the theme of the famous Willow Song, taken from Gioacchino Rossini’s Otello.