Princess Chai and Her General 《状元媒》

posted Mar 8, 2014, 8:36 AM by Louisa H   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 3:18 PM ]
编译: 梓菁 

The love story took place in China’s Song Dynasty about 1,000 years ago.  General Yang won Princess Chai’s admiration not only for his handsome looks and competency, but also for his chivalry and modesty.  Too shy to say the 3 words “I love you” directly, the Princess asked Yang to take her pearl shirt to the Emperor, indicating he was chosen as her future husband.  The story ends happily with the help of the Best Scholar of the Country, who performed the royal match-maker role for the lovers.

张派名剧。故事发生在一千多年前的中国宋朝。柴郡主爱上了杨六郎,不单单是因为杨将军在战场上救了自己的命,还因为他谦恭有礼,相貌堂堂。但是男女有别,无法直说,于是她把珍珠衫交给杨六郎,暗示他到皇帝那里去求婚。经过一番波折,由新科状元做媒人,珍珠衫为媒证,有情人终成眷属。


《状元媒》选段 - 自那日


Selected Aria by Princess Chai

 

自那日与六郎阵前相见,

After I met General Yang in the battle field the other day

行不安坐不宁情态缠绵。

I’ve been lingering on the thought of him and am so sentimental.

在潼台被贼擒性命好险,

At Tongtai I was captured by the enemy and my life was seriously endangered

乱军中多亏他救我回还。

It was him who saved my life from the great mess

这桩事闷得我柔肠百转,

I was so attracted to him, yet I could not speak up my tender feeling

不知道他与我是否一般?

I had no idea whether he had the same crash on me or not

百姓们闺房乐如花美眷,

A civilian girl could enjoy her flowery life freely

帝王家深宫怨似水流年。

Born in a royal family I have to sit in the depth of my  palace and regret the youth is gone like running river

幸喜得珍珠衫称心如愿,

Luckily I left my pearl shirt with him as a souvenir

宋天子主婚姻此事成全。

Once the King’s endorsement is secured this could be a happy ending.

但愿得令公令婆别无异见;

I wish his parents have no different opinion on the marriage

但愿得杨六郎心如石坚;

I wish his love is as firm as a rock

但愿得状元媒月老引线;

I wish the Best Scholar of the country be our matchmaker

但愿得八主贤王从中周旋,

I wish my brother king help me settle everything using his wisdom

早成美眷。扫狼烟,叫那胡儿不敢进犯,

We will drive  the invaders out of our country hand in hand

保叔王锦绣江山。

We will defend His Majesty  and our motherland together

愿天下有情人都成姻眷,

I wish everyone in love is blessed with happy endings

愿邦家从此后国泰民安。

I wish our motherland is prosperous and the people have peaceful life forever.

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