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“Ave Maria” from Verdi’s Otello

This aria from Verdi’s “Otello” is beautifully sung by soprano Mihoko Kinoshita of the Nikikai Opera Foundation in Tokyo.
We collaborated with the Hibiya Festival in Tokyo, which aired this performance at the luxury arts and entertainment complex in Tokyo, the 東京ミッドタウン / Tokyo Midtown Hibiya.


Lyrics Translation:

Hail Mary, full of grace, chosen among wives and maidens art thou,
blessed be the fruit, o blessed one, of thy womb, Jesus.

Pray for the one who kneels in prayer before you, pray for the sinner, for the one who is innocent, and for the weak
and oppressed, and for the mighty, also wretched, show thy mercy.

Pray for the one who bows his head
under injustice and under misfortune;
for us, pray thou for us, pray ever and in the hour of our death,
pray for us, pray for us, pray.

Hail Mary . . in the hour of our death.

Hail! . . . Amen!

The MET Orchestra Musicians who performed are:
Amy Kauffman (Violin) and Sylvia Danburg Volpe (Associate Principal Second Violin), Dorothea Figueroa (Associate Principal Cello), and Milan Milisavljević (Principal Viola)

Music Arranged by MET Orchestra Violist Dov Scheindlin

Video: Joan Argemí
Audio: Edwin Huet
Performed at the HighLineNine gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
Art: Thomas Hammer

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