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Offenbach's

Les Contes d'Hoffmann
奧芬巴哈《霍夫曼的故事》

3 January 2021 (SUN) 3:10 pm, K11 Art House
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Handel's Agrippina at K11 Art House on 3 January 2021 has unfortunately had to be cancelled.

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7 November 2021 (SUN) 3:15pm, Emperor Cinemas  (Entertainment Building, Central)
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11 December 2021 (SAT) 3:15 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 12月11日 (星期六) 下午3時15分, Premiere Elements

12 December 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, K11 Art House
2021年 12月12日 (星期六) 下午3時正,K11 Art House

24 July 2021 (SAT) 3:30pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 7月24日 (星期六) 下午3時15分, Premiere Elements

Expected running Time: 3Hrs 35Mins  
演出約3小時35分鐘

Sung in French with English subtitles
以法語演出附英文字幕

HOFFMANN
  JOSEPH CALLEJA

THE MUSE OF POETRY
NICKLAUSSE
  KATE LINDSEY

OLYMPIA
  KATHLEEN KIM

ANTONIA
STELLA
  ANNA NETREBKO

GIULIETTA
  EKATERINA GUBANOVA

LINDORF
COPPÉLIUS
DR. MIRACLE
DAPERTUTTO
  ALAN HELD

CONDUCTOR James Levine

PRODUCTION Bartlett Sher

SET DESIGNER Michael Yeargan

COSTUME DESIGNER Catherine Zuber

LIGHTING DESIGNER James F. Ingalls

CHOREOGRAPHER Dou Dou Huang

Prologue
Luther’s tavern in a German town. The poet Hoffmann is in love with Stella, the star singer of the opera. Lindorf, a rich counselor, also loves her and has intercepted a note she has written to Hoffmann. Lindorf is confident he will win her for himself. Entering with a group of students, Hoffmann sings a ballad about a disfigured dwarf named Kleinzach. During the song, his mind wanders to recollections of a beautiful woman. When Hoffmann recognizes Lindorf as his rival, the two men trade insults. Hoffmann’s Muse, who has assumed the guise of his friend Nicklausse, interrupts, but the encounter leaves the poet with a sense of impending disaster. He begins to tell the stories of his three past loves...

序幕
詩人霍夫曼與歌劇院歌星斯特拉相愛。林多爾夫是位富有的顧問,他也喜歡斯特拉,並截獲了她寫給霍夫曼的信。林多爾夫自信地認為他終會得到斯特拉的芳心。霍夫曼與一群學生進入了酒館,他唱了一段有關侏儒克林沙哈的民謠。唱歌時,霍夫曼腦海中浮現了一位漂亮的女子。當霍夫曼意識到林多爾夫是其情敵後,二人便相互辱駡。霍夫曼的繆斯女神扮成他的好友尼克勞斯,出現在他身邊,打斷了他的思緒並令他感到一種危機感。他開始講述以往的三段戀情。

Act I
The eccentric inventor Spalanzani has created a mechanical doll named Olympia. Hoffmann, who thinks she is Spalanzani’s daughter, has fallen in love with her. Spalanzani’s former partner Coppélius sells Hoffmann a pair of magic glasses through which he alone perceives Olympia as human. When Coppélius demands his share of the profits the two inventors expect to make from the doll, Spalanzani gives him a worthless check.

Guests arrive and Olympia captivates the crowd with the performance of a dazzling aria, which is interrupted several times in order for the doll’s mechanism to be recharged. Oblivious to this while watching her through his glasses, Hoffmann is enchanted. He declares his love and the two dance. Olympia whirls faster and faster as her mechanism spins out of control. During the melee Hoffmann’s glasses are broken. Coppélius, having discovered that the check was worthless, returns in a fury. He grabs Olympia and tears her apart as the guests mock Hoffmann for falling in love with a machine.

第一幕 
古怪的發明家斯帕蘭扎尼創造了一個名叫「奧林匹亞」的機械人偶。霍夫曼誤認為她是斯帕蘭扎尼之女,遂與之相愛。斯帕蘭扎尼的前合夥人高佩流斯賣了一副魔法眼鏡給霍夫曼,令霍夫曼以為人偶是真人。當高佩流斯向斯帕蘭扎尼索取二人合作開發的人偶所得時,斯帕蘭扎尼給了他一張一文不值的支票。

客人們接踵而至,奧林匹亞以其迷人的詠歎調引得眾人讚不絕口,她的歌聲中斷了幾次,暗示她該充電了。霍夫曼像被施了魔法般,帶著眼鏡一動不動地看著她,全然不知她快沒電了。他大膽示愛,二者開始跳舞。奧林匹亞像失控了一樣,愈轉愈快。霍夫曼於忙亂的舞蹈中遺失了眼鏡。當高佩流斯發現自己的支票一文不值後,他憤怒地回來。當人們譏笑霍夫曼和機械人相戀時,高佩流斯憤怒地將奧林匹亞摔成碎片。


Intermission
中場休息


Act II
Antonia sings a plaintive love song filled with memories of her dead mother, a famous singer. Her father, Crespel, has taken her away in the hopes of ending her affair with Hoffmann and begs her to give up singing: she has inherited her mother’s weak heart, and the effort will endanger her life. Hoffmann arrives and Antonia joins him in singing until she nearly faints. Crespel returns, alarmed by the arrival of the charlatan Dr. Miracle, who treated Crespel’s wife the day she died. The doctor claims he can cure Antonia but Crespel accuses him of killing his wife and forces him out. Hoffmann, overhearing their conversation, asks Antonia to give up singing and she reluctantly agrees. The moment he has left Miracle reappears, urging Antonia to sing. He conjures up the voice of her mother and claims she wants her daughter to relive the glory of her own fame. Antonia can’t resist. Her singing, accompanied by Miracle frantically playing the violin, becomes more and more feverish until she collapses. Miracle coldly pronounces her dead.

第二幕 
安東尼婭唱了一首悲傷的歌曲來懷念死去的著名歌手母親。她的父親克雷斯佩爾為了拆散女兒和霍夫曼的關係毅然將她帶走。他求她不要再唱歌:她和其母均患有心臟衰竭症,唱歌會危害她的生命。見到霍夫曼後,安東尼婭邀請他一同唱歌,以致最後差點兒暈倒。克雷斯佩爾回家後一看到庸醫米拉克萊醫生就驚惶失措起來。他妻子臨死前,米拉克萊醫生也曾來過。米拉克萊醫生聲稱他可治癒安東尼婭,但克雷斯佩爾卻責怪他殺了自己的妻子,遂將他趕出去。霍夫曼碰巧聽到了他們之間的談話,於是便要求安東尼婭放棄唱歌,她最終勉強同意了。霍夫曼離開後,米拉克萊出現了,催促安東尼婭唱歌。他使出魔法,虛構出她母親的聲音,聲稱母親希望她能繼續唱歌,以成就其昔日的輝煌。安東尼婭無法抑制自己。她開始唱歌,米拉克萊癡狂地為她彈曲,她愈發興奮直至死亡。米拉克萊無情地宣佈了她的死訊。


Intermission
中場休息


Act III
The Venetian courtesan Giulietta joins Nicklausse in a barcarole. A party is in progress, and Hoffmann mockingly praises the pleasures of the flesh. When Giulietta introduces him to her current lover, Schlémil, Nicklausse warns the poet against the courtesan’s charms. Hoffmann denies any interest in her. Having overheard them, the sinister Dapertutto produces a large diamond with which he will bribe Giulietta to steal Hoffmann’s reflection for him—just as she already has stolen Schlémil’s shadow. As Hoffmann is about to depart, Giulietta seduces him into confessing his love for her. Schlémil returns and accuses Giulietta of having left him for Hoffmann, who realizes with horror that he has lost his reflection. Schlémil challenges Hoffmann to a duel and is killed. Hoffmann takes the key to Giulietta’s boudoir from his dead rival but finds the room empty. Returning, he sees her leaving the palace in the arms of the dwarf Pitichinaccio.

第三幕 
威尼斯交際花朱莉葉塔和尼克勞斯一同唱船歌。聚會進行中,霍夫曼半開玩笑地讚揚著情欲享受。當朱莉葉塔向霍夫曼介紹她現在的戀人夏勒米爾時,尼克勞斯提醒他不要被交際花迷惑。霍夫曼否認他對朱莉葉塔感興趣。聽到他們的談話後,陰險的達佩圖托用一個顆大鑽石賄賂朱莉葉塔以偷取霍夫曼的影子,她用這種方法亦偷走了夏勒米爾的影子。霍夫曼剛想要離開,朱莉葉塔便誘惑她,讓他愛上她。夏勒米爾回來後責備朱麗葉塔離開他和霍夫曼一起,當發現自己沒有影子時,他非常恐懼。夏勒米爾與霍夫曼決鬥,結果死在霍夫曼劍下。霍夫曼從死去的夏勒米爾的身上取下了打開朱麗葉塔閨房的鑰匙,然而打開房門後,卻發現空無一人。出來後,他發現朱麗葉塔在侏儒皮蒂基納喬懷抱下離開了宮殿。

Epilogue
Having finished his tales, all Hoffmann wants is to forget. Nicklausse declares that each story describes a different aspect of one woman: Stella. Arriving in the tavern after her performance, the singer finds Hoffmann drunk and leaves with Lindorf. Nicklausse resumes her appearance as the Muse and tells the poet to find consolation in his creative genius.

尾聲
講完故事後,霍夫曼一心想做的就是忘卻過去。尼克勞斯認為每個故事都反映了一個女人的不同一面:斯特拉。演出結束後,斯特拉來到酒館,看到霍夫曼酩酊大醉後,便和林多爾夫離開了。繆斯女神卸下偽裝,叫霍夫曼在創作中尋找慰藉。

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