《望江亭》 Romance at the Riverside

posted Jul 12, 2014, 9:08 AM by Louisa H   [ updated Jul 12, 2014, 9:16 AM ]

编译: 梓菁


This famous Zhang Performing Style play features Virtuous and Elite Female Role of Beijing Opera.  The story took place in Song Dynasty about 1,500 years ago.  Ms. Tan was beautiful and talented but unfortunately lost her husband. With the help of the Reverent Mother in Qing’an Abbey and her own talent, she started a new chapter of life with Scholar Bai.  The three melodic passages vividly portray the transition of Ms. Tan’s emotion from sorrow, to fear, to shyness and to joy when approached by the young scholar.

张派青衣名戏。宋朝故事。讲述避居清庵观的谭记儿,在观主白道姑的撮合下,与潭州太守白士中结成良缘,并用自己的智慧帮助丈夫渡过劫难的故事。该剧的三段著名唱腔充分表现了谭记儿少年寡居的惆怅和遇见心仪男子时的惊慌、羞涩、喜悦等情绪的变化。

 

经典唱段 Lyrics


只说是杨衙内又来扰乱,

I had thought it was once again Yang Yanei who plots to harass me

却原来竟是这翩翩的少年。

It turned out to be this well-mannered young man

请到禅堂一叙。

Would you please come inside for a chat?

观此人容貌像似曾相见。

Looking at him, it seems I have met him before

好一似我儿夫死后生还。

I see, he looks exactly like my husband when he was alive

到此时不由我心绪撩乱,

I’m thrown into an emotional turmoil and my mind is confused

羞得我低下头手弄罗衫。

Being so shy I lower my head and play with my clothes.


见此情不由我心中思念,

In my meditation I admit

这君子可算得才貌双全。

He is a respectful and talented gentleman

三年来我不曾动过此念,

Over the past three years I have never thought about falling in for someone again

却为何今日里意惹情牵?

But it seems I’m so spellbound today

我本当允婚事穿红举案

I should accept his offer and put on my wedding gown once again

夫人莫怪!

Forgive me!

羞答答我怎好当面交谈?

I am so shy to speak up my mind

今日里若将这红绳剪断——

But if I cut the red string between us and let him go


姑母哇,姑母!你既然不曾提亲,又何必连声咳嗽,叫我出来呀?

My aunt, my dear aunt!  If you have not proposed, why did you cough so loud and indicate it is time for me to appear as we discussed beforehand?

岂不是错过了美满的良缘。


I might have missed an excellent relationship.

我何不用诗词表白心愿,

Let me write a poem to hint my willingness

且看他可领会这诗内的隐言。

Let me see if he is able to appreciate the real message hidden between the lines.

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