NNNN - Four 'N' Rating!
"highly nuanced performances”
- NOW Magazine, Toronto
"a mesmerising, slow dance with what it means to wish for more [...] Njo’s score is a brilliant mix of atmosphere and muscle."
- Musical Toronto
“gentle and elegant, yet possesses a determination that dares to dream”
- Performing Arts Reviews, Taiwan
“rich emotional music” – Macau Daily
「情感充沛的音樂」 － 澳門日報
ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY CHINESE MUSIC THEATRE
An enigmatic real-life affair between an opera singing spy and his diplomat lover caused a sensational political scandal in the 1980s and in time inspired SummerWorks’ first-ever Chinese language production – a music theatre creation by Macau playwright Wong Teng Chi (Amsterdam Études), director Johnny Tam and Toronto composer Njo Kong Kie (Infinity, knotty together, La Señorita Mundo). Stylistically varied and emotionally rich, the score draws inspiration from opera, musicals and vintage pop from both East and West. Featuring performers from Taiwan and Macau, this evocative production will stir your heart with its humanity and deep propensity for understanding. Come revel in the beauty, passion and rich storytelling of contemporary Chinese music theatre.
當 代 原 創 華 文 音 樂 劇 場
『時先生與他的情人』是多倫多藝術節 SummerWorks 首齣中文製作。該劇靈感來自八十年代震驚國際的奇情間諜案，劇情描述一名京劇藝人與其外交官情人在情感、理智及良心之间的糾結。由澳門導演譚智泉執導，編劇黃庭熾執筆，多倫多音樂人楊光奇作曲，澳台演員携手演出。劇中音樂融入中西戲曲、音樂劇和復古流行曲，風格獨特；文本發人深省。多倫多難得一見當代原創華文音樂劇場，機會難逢，切勿錯過。
Performed in Mandarin with English & Chinese surtitles
Running time approximately 80 minutes with no intermission