奧斯陸 歌劇!

Oslo Opera! 

看了塞爾亞理髮師 I saw The Barber of Seville

看了唐璜 saw the Don Giovanni
看了唐璜 saw the Don Giovanni
i saw the Katja Kabanova
i saw the Katja Kabanova

小情人遠走高飛不是用車,而是坐船 The young lovers run away on BOAT but not car

歌劇院內部inside the opera house

歌劇院內部inside the opera house
歌劇院內部inside the opera house
歌劇院內部inside the opera house
歌劇院內部inside the opera house
歌劇院內部inside the opera house
歌劇院內部inside the opera house
歌劇院內部inside the opera house
歌劇院內部inside the opera house

我又在奧斯陸瘋狂看歌劇,奧斯陸歌劇院外形漂亮,製作水準更是一流!

奧斯陸歌劇院有對正舞台的企位票,什麼都貴的挪威,唯獨企位票不算太貴,企位僅售NOK$100,折合HK$100不到(2015年夏季匯率),反觀香港連企位票都無。

奧斯陸歌劇院的企位區有一條長木欄,企位觀眾可以靠着看戲,我看了一整晚,即使企位觀眾企得攰,都無郁手郁腳去打擾前面的人; 換了在香港,戲場管理者(尤其政府場地)總對觀眾極有戒心,諸多規矩,極多監控,只求無投訴,零意外,不求有功,但求無過,不以「讓觀眾有個愉快的觀賞經驗」為優先。香港可否像挪威一樣,多些信任觀眾,放鬆限制,突破一下?

 

我在奧斯陸歌劇院看了塞爾維亞理髮師、唐璜與Káťa Kabanová,歌詞都有英文字幕,演員個個唱功了得,古典劇本也增添挪威本土特色,例如小情人遠走高飛不是用車,而是坐船,是海盜出身的挪威人最念茲在茲的船,掛的還是挪威國旗,本土與傳統無縫接軌,正!

 

唐璜尤其令我印象深刻,當晚有現場管弦樂伴奏,以爆高音的歌劇腔演唱,但衣裝、佈景等都改成現代風格,第一幕謀殺案發生後,更有演員身穿現代警察制服出現,還有白車、雪糕筒、紅白膠帶圍封案發現場,除了古典歌劇唱腔,一切都好現代,很有趣!

唐璜的佈景只有一座巨型十架山,十架山掛滿小燈泡,燈亮是舞池,燈滅是墓地,一明一暗帶出截然不同的場景,真是巧思妙想!

各演員亦唱功了得,長氣不在話下,由高音轉低音,再由低音上高音,超級順暢,一氣呵成,真的很動聽。

此劇總有前後二層,甚至更多層,通常(至少)一人在前台(或後台)唱歌,另外的配角就好多動作,例如警察搬屍,舞池跳舞等,超級熱鬧,一反傳統歌劇的「唱歌停動作」,真的很有當代「節奏超急速」的影子。

 

在香港看舞台劇,總看得好無奈,每次謝幕,尤其是港產話劇團,一定會呻劇團敵捱貴租,場地不足,政府不理,演員需兼顧行政工作,作為觀眾只能一齊無奈,好慘情……

但在歐洲,演員總給我一種很純粹的感覺,好像他們真的能專心鑽研演藝之道,不愁貴租、不煩人事,真的很美好……

但願我這片面幻想在香港也能開花結果,做藝術不用被社會定為異類,藝術家不用做得如此悲壯,如果香港人鍾意藝術等同飲食,咁就掂啦!

文化是每個人的根基,是十分重要的,不能用賺蝕來衡量,即使蝕錢,都要繼續做。

 

 

I see lots of opera in Oslo again. The Oslo Opera House has a beautiful outlook and its production is super-good!

There are standing tickets in Oslo Opera House and they are cheap compare to everything-expensive-Norway. A standing ticket is just NOK$100 (less than HK$100, 2015 summer ratio). Theatres in Hong Kong don’t even sell standing tickets.

There is a long wooden fence in the standing ticket area in Oslo Opera House and the standing audiences can rest on the wooden fence to watch the show. I stood there for a whole night and there are no standing audiences disturb the sitting audiences in front of them even they are tired of standing for all night.

The theatre supervisors (especially government body) in Hong Kong always hold a high wariness toward audiences. There are many rules and surveillance on the audiences and the supervisor body just want no complains and ask for no progress. ‘let the audiences to have a pleasure night’ is not their priority. Can Hong Kong has more trust on their audiences and relax the regulations and make some breakthroughs just like Norway?

 

I saw The Barber of Seville, Don Giovanni and Káťa Kabanová. There are English subtitles and they are easy to follow. The songs are beautiful. There are native Norwegian elements in classic opera script: the young lovers run away on BOAT (with a Norway national flag), a common transport for the originated-pirate Norwegians, but not on CAR. It’s so cool to see a prefect mix between traditional and native style!

 

Don Giovanni has made me a great impression. There is a live orchestra and the songs are all sung in a high pitch classic opera tone but the customs and background are all in modern style. There are policemen in modern uniform, an ambulance and red-white plastic tape to enclose the scene after the murder in the first act. There are all modern elements except the classic opera singing, very indulging!

 

Don Giovanni has only one backdrop, a giant cross hill. There are millions small light bulbs put on the cross hill. When the light on, it is a dance floor and when the light off, it is a grave yard. Difference scenes are created by light and dark and just amazing!

 

Everybody sings excellent. From a high pitch to a low pitch then back to a high pitch without difficulty. It’s a nice hearing experience.

 

There are always 2 layers (or even more) in Don Giovanni. At least one singer will sing in the front (or back) stage and the other supporting roles are busy—such as the policemen are removing the body, dancers are dancing on the dance floor…super bustling. It is an opposite of the classic ‘sing and stop’ approve and reflect the ‘Ultra-fast rhythm’ in modern days.

 

There is always a helpless feeling when I see a HK production. The organiser (especially a local HK drama group) always complain about the expensive rent, insufficient theatres and the ignorance of government in the end of the show. I as an audience only have the same helpless feeling just like them.

The actors in Europe always give me a pure feeling. Seems like they can really concentrate on art and don’t have to worry about expensive rent nor troublesome relationship. It’s really beautiful…

 

I really hope this fantasy can bloom in Hong Kong. Art would be included in normal norms and artists can have a higher respect in society. It would just be great if the HK people like art as they love food.

Culture is the root of every one and it’s important and can’t be measured on profit nor loss. It has to be keep doing even if there isn’t any money benefit. (but usually would harvest a great social value)

Do Re Mi
Do Re Mi
排排企,等開場Waiting for second scene...
排排企,等開場Waiting for second scene...
企位票在此Place for the standing tickets
企位票在此Place for the standing tickets

酒吧椅有暖毛!真係寒天呀!Bar chairs with wool, so NORWAY!

習慣新相機中…getting used of my new camera
習慣新相機中…getting used of my new camera

其實佢地可能無嘢,但變成一幅相就好有嘢Normal friends for real but couples in photo

其實佢地可能無嘢,但變成一幅相就好有嘢Normal friends for real but couples in photo

習慣新相機中…getting used of my new camera
習慣新相機中…getting used of my new camera
習慣新相機中…getting used of my new camera
習慣新相機中…getting used of my new camera
習慣新相機中…getting used of my new camera
習慣新相機中…getting used of my new camera

穿上傳統服裝的少年們Some teenagers wear traditional clothing outside the opera house

穿上傳統服裝的少年們Some teenagers wear traditional clothing outside the opera house

穿上傳統服裝的少年們Some teenagers wear traditional clothing outside the opera house

穿上傳統服裝的少年們Some teenagers wear traditional clothing outside the opera house

小舞者Little dancers
小舞者Little dancers
好認真So serious
好認真So serious
好認真So serious
好認真So serious
日常特技Daily trick
日常特技Daily trick
低頭族
低頭族
狗仔Doggy❤
狗仔Doggy❤
鴿鴿,與香港的一樣!The same pigeon in HK!
鴿鴿,與香港的一樣!The same pigeon in HK!
彎到咁Twist like this
彎到咁Twist like this
等waiting...
等waiting...
好食...delicious...
好食...delicious...
美人  A Beauty❤
美人 A Beauty❤