Introduction of the Performance 

歌劇選段及故事背景介紹

April 2022 Performance 2022年4月演出

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci 《鄉村騎士及丑角》

Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana is a story of infidelity and jealousy sets in Sicily on Easter morning. Santuzza thinks that her fiancée, Turiddu, has cheated on her and returned to his old lover, Lola, who is married to a wealthy wine carter, Alfio. Acted out of jealousy, Santuzza exposes Lola’s infidelity to Alfio who gets furious and challenges to Turiddu a fatal duel.

馬斯卡尼的《鄉村騎士》是一個發生在西西里島有關不忠和嫉妒的故事。在復活節的早晨,桑圖扎發現未婚夫圖里杜跟舊情人羅拉暗中來往,而羅拉已經下嫁亞非奧。桑圖扎出於妒忌,向亞非奧揭發羅拉對他的不忠。惱羞成怒的亞非奧決定要跟圖里杜來一場生死決鬥。

Based on an actual crime, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci is also set in Italy. It tells the story of Canio who heads an acting troupe touring the countryside. His wife, Nedda, is weaving a secret affair with a young man, Silvio, both of whom have been planning to run away. Tonio, one of the troupe’s actors, has been trying his luck on Nedda but is being pushed away. Out of anger, Tonio tells Canio of Nedda’s affair. Filled with jealousy and rage, Canio kills his wife and her lover while performing on stage…

雷翁卡伐洛的《丑角》根據一宗意大利發生的謀殺案改編而成,班主卡尼奧率領戲班到鄉間巡演時,妻子妮達與鄉村青年西爾維奧互生情愫並計劃私奔。戲班成員東尼奧對妮達表白情意遭到拒絕,憤怒之下向卡尼奧告發妮達的婚外情。怒火中燒的卡尼奧於台上表演時在眾目睽睽下手刃妻子和她的情人……