2008-05-01

Turandot (杜蘭朵)

承前文,Paul Potts 唱的,是普契尼 (Giacomo Puccini) 三大名劇之一、《杜蘭朵》(Turandot) 裏的名曲 Nessun Dorma,因三大男高音之一,帕華洛帝 (Luciano Pavarotti),曾在 1990 年的世界杯時獻唱過,所以很流行。

《杜蘭朵》講的是一位中國公主,用三個謎語來招親,結果有位來自外族的落難王子答對了,她卻不想嫁給他。王子只好說,如果公主估中他的名字,便任由她處置。公主於是要求全宮的人徹夜不眠去尋找王子的名字。王子知道後,便唱起這首 Nessun Dorma (None Shall Sleep;誰都不能睡):

Nessun dorma! Nessun dorma! Tu pure, o Principessa, nella tua fredda stanza,
guardi le stelle che tremano d'amore, e di speranza!
None shall sleep! None shall sleep! Even you, o Princess, in your cold bedroom,
watch the stars that tremble with love and with hope!
誰都不准睡!誰都不准睡!就算你,公主你,在你冰冷的睡房裏,
(都只能整晚) 看著夜星因著愛與希望而顫抖!

Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me; il nome mio nessun saprà!
No, No! Sulla tua bocca lo dirò quando la luce splenderà!
But my secret is hidden within me; none will know my name!
No, no! On your mouth I will say it when the light shines!
但我的秘密深藏在我心中:沒有人會知道我的名字!
不,不!我只會在破曉的時候才在妳的唇上說出它。

Ed il mio bacio scioglierà il silenzio che ti fa mia!
And my kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine!
而我的吻將會溶化沈默,使你成為我的!

Il nome suo nessun saprà... E noi dovrem, ahimè, morir, morir!
No one will know his name... and we will have to, alas, die, die!
(宮女們唱道:) 沒有人會知道他的名字,而我們都將要,嘖嘖,死去!

Dilegua, o notte! Tramontate, stelle! Tramontate, stelle!
All'alba vincerò! Vincerò! Vincerò!
Vanish, o night! Set, stars! Set, stars!
At daybreak I shall win! I shall win! I shall win!
消失吧,黑夜!沉下吧,晚星!沉下吧,晚星!
曙光一出,我便會勝利!我將會勝利!我將會勝利!



至於王子的名字嘛,就是「愛」(Calàf)。

2 則留言:

Yun 說...

I had seen this opera... what I remember the most was, the whole night, I kept worrying the princess falling down the stairs!!! Why?! The soprano weighted three hundred pounds!! No, I'm trying to make fun of her weight... but it really affected my enjoyment of the opera. Because the princess supposed to be the most beautiful woman and the whole night I couldn't connect with that thought... so... didn't enjoy it that much.

.bwd. 說...

Jussi Björling's singing on Youtube (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUbA5y1hnFg)

Björling sings this piece THE BEST.