Category : Musical 音樂劇

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Starring by Ramin Karimloo as Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine.

Plus, Ramin is the only actor who has played all three of Christine’s loves – Raoul, The Phantom (on stage) and Christine’s father (in the 2004 Joel Schumacher film adaptation); while Sierra is Ariel in The Little Mermaid on Broadway.

Hey~!
I think Ramin should better be Raoul!
The voice of Phantom should be more powerful !
( I don’t mean it’s not powerful at all, but it sounds a bit gentle.)

Plus again.
Sierra’s Ariel ! (Tooooooooooooooooooo lovely!)

It finally comes!!!

GLOBAL LAUNCH FOR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S LONG-AWAITED NEW PRODUCTION

Today, Thursday 8 October, Andrew Lloyd Webber unveils his brand new production “LOVE NEVER DIES” at a global launch in London. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long awaited new show will have its World Premiere in London at the Adelphi Theatre on Tuesday 9 March 2010 followed by New York on Thursday 11 November and in Australia in 2011.

“LOVE NEVER DIES” continues the story of ‘The Phantom’, who has moved from his lair in the Paris Opera House to haunt the fairgrounds of Coney Island, far across the Atlantic. Set 10 years after the mysterious disappearance of ‘The Phantom’ from Paris, this show is a rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue…in which music and memory can play cruel tricks…and ‘The Phantom’ sets out to prove that, indeed, “LOVE NEVER DIES”.

“The Phantom of the Opera”, based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux, has proved a huge success the world over and has been seen by over 100 million people, making it the single most successful entertainment entity in history. The show has been translated into 15 languages and appeared in over 25 different countries including China, Brazil, Poland and Korea. “The Phantom of the Opera” opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London on 9 October 1986 starring Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford and celebrates its 23rd London birthday tomorrow on 9 October. “The Phantom of the Opera” won a staggering 50 awards worldwide, whilst global album sales currently stand at over 40 million copies.

By Love Never Dies news 8 October 2009

At 11am on the eigth day of October 2009 I will be making an annoucnment of global importance.

I have received from my Dear~ +v+
The Really Useful Group has already updated the loveneverdies.com~
So I can watch and watch and watch the previous video form the elegant Musical~ =]

8th October.
It should not be too long.
I have waited for my master for 2 years.
Right, just keep waiting and he will be BACK. =]
(Although the new version will be performed in New York, London and Shanghai.)

For further information,
please visit http://www.loveneverdies.com/october8th

Last but not least,
Amor Numquam Moritur. =]
(Latin translation : Love Never Dies)

Cats話說話說…

CATS 來港上演呢!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

兩年前的聖誕在藝術地圖見到了澳門文化中心有得上演的時候,
就已經恨得咬牙切齒了…
這次終於終於都來到香港了!!!! +v+
萬歲!!!

順便一提這次也是有學生票的!!!
即使 B reserve 還不到$300… +v+
非常好~!!!

售票詳情:
http://www.hkticketing.com/Ticketek/event/nswcms_event.asp?id=2696&Title=CATS

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經歷三年前Phantom+上年Alice in the wonderland買票的失敗經驗…
錯過了Phantom是不可再錯過Cats的了!!!

今次不可以再度失敗的了!!! . /.
我可是下定決心要買到手的了!!!

我發誓,
即使得我自己一個也要去看這千載難逢的Musical呢…!
當然,
如果也有人有興趣的去看的我會很樂意的結伴去呢… =v=

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來來來~
招人陪我看Cats吧~ =v= (招手中)

不知道什麼是Cats也準會知道什麼是Memory吧?
哈哈~
Memory 一曲便是出於 Cats 內的了~ =v=

Memory (from Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Midnight
Not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight
The withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan

Memory, all alone in the moonlight
I can dream of the old days
Life was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

Every street lamp seems to beat
A fatalistic warning
Someone mutters and the street lamp sputters
Soon it will be morning

Daylight
I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life and
I mustn’t give in
When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smoky days
The stale court smell of morning
A street lamp dies
Another night is over
Another day is dawning

Touch me,
It is so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun
If you’ll touch me,
You’ll understand what happiness is
Look, a new day has begun…

CHRISTINE

You were once my one companion …
you were all that mattered …
You were once a friend and father –
then my world was shattered …

Wishing you were somehow here again …

Wishing you were somehow near …
Sometimes it seemed,
if I just dreamed,
somehow you would be here …

Wishing I could hear your voice again …
knowing that I never would …
Dreaming of you
won’t help me to do
all that you dreamed I could …

Passing bells
and sculpted angels,
cold and monimental,
seem, for you, the wrong companions –
you were warm and gentle …

Too many years
fighting back tears …
Why can’t the past just die …?

Wishing you were somehow here again …
knowing we must say goodbye …
Try to forgive …
teach me to live …
give me the strength to try …

No more memories, no more silent tears …
No more gazing across the wasted years …
Help me say goodbye.
Help me say goodbye~

A Whole New World – Brad Kane/Lea Salonga

A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle

I can show you the world
Shining, Shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride
A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no or where to go
Or say we’re only dreaming
A whole new world
A Dazzling place I never knew
But when I’m way up there
It’s crystal clear
That now I’m in a whole new world with you

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky
A whole new world
Don’t you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand things to see
Hold your hreath – it gets better
I’m like a shooting star I’ve come so far
I can’t go back to where I used to be
A whole new world
With new horizons to pursue
I’ll chase them anywhere
There’s time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no or where to go
Or say we’re only dreaming
A whole new world
(Every turn a surprise)
With new horizons to pursue
(Every momment red-letter)
I’ll chase them anywhere
There’s time to spare anywhere
There’s time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you
A whole new world
That’s where we’ll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me

100個不得不看 The Phantom of the Opera 歌聲魅影的理由

人地既…
我冇甘好心機+腦汁諗呢d野…
但係超正!!!!!

綠色既係精華,我改動左d呀~
紅色要特別注意呀!!!!!!

Phantom of the Opera 2004 Movie

《The Phantom of the Opera》為法國作家Gaston Leroux在1908年的作品。80年代時,歌劇大師安祖萊韋伯改編成舞台劇,自1986年在英國公演以來,即大受歡迎,場場爆滿,更在世界各地巡迴演出。到目前為止,入場人數已經超過5千2百萬更被評為人生必看的舞台劇之一。安祖萊韋伯一直想把《The Phantom of the Opera》拍成電影,到了2004年,他終於可以把它搬上大銀幕。

《The Phantom of the Opera》改編自音樂劇的版本,電影中的劇情和場景完全跟音樂劇一樣。安祖萊韋伯不但參與編劇和監製的工作,他更為電影重新創作部份歌曲,務求把音樂劇的神緒完全忠實逞現出來,使這部已被改編多次的歌劇魅影受到更多矚目。


19世紀巴黎,歌劇院的地下室內躲藏了一個帶著神秘面具的「Phantom」(Gerard Bulter飾),這位歌劇界天才因面容毀爛,令劇團中人退避三舍。一日,他遇上了年輕貌美的歌女Christine(Emmy Rossum飾),下定決心栽培她成為最出色的女高音。一直深信有「Angel of Music」降臨的Christine與「Phantom」一拍即合,歌劇造詣亦突飛猛進。此時,巨星Charlotta(Minnie Driver飾)臨時辭演歌劇,Christine被派頂上擔綱女主角,結果她的演出震盪人心,一夜成名。「Phantom」以為從此奪得美人心,殊不知Christine卻愛上了富家子Raoul(Patrick Wilson飾)。為了奪回Christine的芳心,「Phantom」不顧一切,利用舞台將他的狂熱、嫉妒、癡戀、仇恨……推至沸點,甚至要與愛人、情敵同歸於盡!

描述十九世紀發生在法國巴黎歌劇院的愛情故事。時值1882年,在歌劇院的地窖深處,傳說住著一名相貌醜陋、戴著面具、卻學識淵博的音樂天才,多年來他神出鬼沒,躲避世人驚懼鄙夷的目光,被眾人稱之為「Phantom」(傑瑞德巴特勒飾)。他動輒以鬼魅之姿製造各種紛亂,趕走他討厭的歌手,甚至還干涉歌劇院的主角人選和劇碼安排。

在無意間,魅影發現小牌女歌手克莉絲汀(艾美蘿森飾)擁有不凡的天賦美聲,讓他傾慕不已。激賞之餘,Phantom決定不計一切代價,將年輕貌美的克莉絲汀調教成首席女高音。然而,最初發自於精神層面的音樂之愛,卻逐漸轉化成為強烈的佔有慾。走火入魔的魅影更以實際行動,把所有妨礙克莉絲汀歌唱事業的人一一除掉。

後來,戲院的投資人勞爾(派屈克威爾森飾)認出克莉絲汀是他的兒時玩伴,兩人墜入愛河。Phantom發現後,自覺遭到背叛,怒而砍斷舞台大吊燈的鐵鍊,讓整座華麗的水晶燈砰然粉碎在觀眾席上。隨著Phantom的破壞愈來愈血腥瘋狂,克莉絲汀對他的感情也逐漸從迷戀轉為恐懼、害怕和憐憫。

半年後,勞爾跟克莉絲汀秘密訂婚,Phantom突然現身於歌劇院的化裝舞會,強迫歌劇院演出他親手譜作的歌劇《唐璜》,並指名由克莉絲汀擔任女主角。心煩意亂的克莉絲汀,半夜奔至父親墳前哭訴,勞爾則誓言要和Phantom周旋到底。

在《唐璜》首演當日,歌劇院四周佈滿警察,孰料Phantom竟然殺死男主角,親身改扮上場,與克莉絲汀演對手戲。在戲演到最高潮時,克莉絲汀當眾扯下他的面具,Phantom羞愧心碎之際,動手將克莉絲汀擄至他的地下密室。勞爾追蹤至地下,和Phantom展開對決,卻被他用繩索勒住,魅影藉此要脅克莉絲汀答應求婚。

為了保護愛人勞爾,克莉絲汀毅然傾身,狠狠吻著Phantom那張彷彿被地獄詛咒的臉。至此,這場愛情的勝負已定。絕望的Phantom送走緊緊相擁的這對戀人,在警察和群眾闖入地下密室前,悄然隱去,只留下一張似笑非笑的悽涼面具…


本片改編自被法國人尊稱「永恆的記者」的Gaston Leroux的同名小說,他也是19世紀末到20世紀初在法國蓬勃興起的各種驚險、偵探、愛情通俗小說中的一員。雖然該小說不是作家最有名的作品,但在 20年代卻成為早期恐怖電影的寵兒,全球據此改編拍攝的影視作品不計其數。起初「魅影」在電影中一直以恐怖怪物出現,直到音樂劇高手安德魯萊特韋伯 (Andrew Lloyd Webber)出現,才將「魅影」塑造成一個優秀的作曲家和歌唱家,一個個性鮮明、值得同情的悲劇人物。韋伯創作的音樂劇《歌聲魅影》匯集了精雕細琢、優美絢麗、深沉淳厚的名曲,堪稱他的傑作,該劇1986年在倫敦首度公演後立即成為最熱門的長期公演劇目,劇中韋伯創作的歌曲《The Phantom of the Opera》和《The Music of the Night》風靡全球。這次翻拍的導演是善於在商業片和藝術片中找到平衡點的祖舒密查(Joel Schumacher),他執導的,電影都很好的表現了他對電影語言的運用。本片「魅影」扮演者為在《盜墓者羅拉:生命之匙》(Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life)中的男主角謝拉畢拿(Gerald Butler);女歌手則是天生一副美妙歌喉的年僅17歲的艾美羅森(Emmy Rossum),她展現了女主角深沉、高貴的吸引力。

本片不但保留了音樂劇中的大量著名樂章,同時也加入了韋伯為這部電影專門創作的最新樂曲。無論是老歌還是新作,韋伯都大量借用了電影音響的藝術處理手法,而導演也要求所有歌曲都由演員親自演唱,從而逼真地在音樂中表達出情感。在注重音樂魅力的同時,影片還以華麗的場景和戲服、別出心裁的佈局來增加吸引力。如以黑白畫面的倒敘手法作為開端,加深劇情懸疑的氣氛,接著以華麗的吊燈昇起作為故事的序幕,由女主角不知不覺被「魅影」利用,以至她糾纏於魅影與富家子之間高潮迭起,其中又不乏各色配角舒緩緊張氣氛的幽默演出,嚴肅中帶著浪漫溫情。影片上映後不但成功吸引了音樂迷入場,連普通觀眾也被其中震撼心靈的歌聲與愛情深深感動,在北美上映3周就取得兩千多萬美元的票房成績,還獲得今年奧斯卡最佳藝術指導、最佳攝影、最佳音樂歌曲三項提名,以及金球獎最佳藝術片、最佳女主角和最佳電影音樂原創等提名。

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