Ch'Ang-an: Full of Swirling Flowers/Romantica Takarazuka '04
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English Title: Ch'Ang-an: Full of Swirling Flowers: Hsuan Tsung and Yang Kuiei-fei / Romantica Takarazuka '04: Dolce Vita!
Japanese Title: 花舞う長安 －玄宗と楊貴妃－/ ロマンチカ宝塚’０４ －ドルチェ・ヴィータ！－
Romanized Title: Hana Mau Chouan - Gensou to Youkihi - /Romanchika Takarazuka '04 - Doruche Viita! -
Performances: Hakataza Theater, 8/1 - 8/23
Ch'Ang-an: Full of Swirling Flowers:
Based On: Yokihi-den (The Life of Yang Kuiei-fei)written by Yasushi Inoue
Author / Director: Sakai Sumio
Composer: Yoshida Yuuko, Kuratomi Shinichi, Kawamura Ryuuichi
Choreographer: Hanayagi Yoshijirou, Hayama Kiyomi, Wakao Risa
Romantica Takarazuka '04
Author / Director: Ogita Kouichi
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Kai Masato, Saitou Tsuneyoshi, Aoki Tomoko, Oota Takeshi
Choreographer: Shou Sumire, Ueshima Yukio, Iga Yuuko, Miori Yumino, Kawasaki Etsuko
Available on DVD: No
|Hsan Tsung (The sixth emperor of the T'ang dynasty)||Kozuki Wataru|
|Yang Kuei-fei (Y-huan)(Hsan Tsung's favorite consort)||Dan Rei|
|An Lu-shan (Frontier commander)||Yamato Yuuga|
|Kao Li-shih (Hsan Tsung's chief eunuch)||Hoshihara Misao|
|Mountain Hermit (Taoist priest)||Ema Naoki|
|Hairi Kishi (eunuch)||Takao Rio|
|L-fei (One of Hsan Tsung's consorts)||Marino Yui|
|Suiki (One of Hsan Tsung's consorts)||Asamine Hikari|
|Chen Hsan-li (T'ang army general)||Shiomi Maho|
|Yang Kuo-chung (Yang Cheng) (Yang Kuei-fei's cousin who is later appointed minister of the T'ang administration)||Tatsuki You|
|Huang-fu Wei-ming (Frontier commander)||Suzumi Shio|
|Li Pu-kuo (T'ang army general)||Ooma Miran|
|Lin Hua (Yang Kue-fei's lady attendant)||Kanou Chika|
|Prince Shou (Crown prince born to Wu Hui-fei)||Ayaka Rei|
|Mei-fei (One of Hsan Tsung's consorts)||Hizuki Hana|
|Kouran (Mei-fei's lady attendant)||Hoshikaze Erena|
|Kankoku Fujin (Yang Kuei-fei's younger sister)||Shinobu Murasaki|
|Kakukoku Fujin (Yang Kuei-fei's younger sister)||Momoka Sari|
|Shinkoku Fujin (Yang Kuei-fei's younger sister)||Sendou Kaho|
Senka (revue only): Yashiro Kou
Other: Shiran Masumi, Miki Chigusa, Aozora Yahiro, Mishiro Ren, Ryouma Tomo, Taiga Mutsumi, Amagiri Mayo, Umezono Sachi, Kosaki Hiyori, Kawai Mizuho, Amao Keika, Mikoto Sanae, Hatsuse Yuka, Kazuki Shin, Otohana Yuri, Nanakaze Umi, Hana Nonomi, Hanasono Miyuu
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
CH'ANG-AN, FULL OF SWIRLING FLOWERS
One autumn evening, Emperor Hsan Tsung is thinking back to the dreamy past and gone days when he was together with Yang Kuei-fei, a woman equal to the prettiest flower in Ch'ang-an. Just before he falls asleep, a mountain hermit to whom all things are believed to be possible appears before him. Hsan Tsung asks the hermit to make him see Yang Kuei-fei (Y-huan) once more.
Hsan Tsung comes to the throne as the sixth emperor of the T'ang dynasty. Soldiers and people gather and shout to celebrate the birth of the new emperor. He works hard for the prosperity of the country by appointing men of ability, expanding the economy and strengthening the army. During his peaceful era called Ki Yuang, he is successful in building a prosperous nation.
Several years later, Hsan Tsung is overcome with grief with the death of his beloved consort Wu Hui-fei. General An Lu-shan and chief eunuch Kao Li-shih tells him that at Prince Shou's, there is a fair girl who is a replica of Wu Hui-fei. Thus, he calls upon the prince's palace and immediately loses his heart to the beauty of Y-huan who is dancing like a pretty flower. Although he knows that she is betrothed to Prince Shou, he cannot help but force her to come home with him. He orders Kao Li-shih to make her a consort of the emperor. Then, on the occasion of a celebration which takes place at the Hsing-ch'ing Palace, he declares Y-huan to be his precious consort and to be called Yang Kuei-fei. While Yang Kuei-fei is in Hsan Tsung's complete favor, her cousin Yang Cheng receives the name Yang Kuo-chung from the emperor and increases his influence by making profit from the emperor's fancy for Yang Kuei-fei.
Hsan Tsung finds his life constrained by so many rules and conventions and begins to neglect such important duties as imperial audiences with foreign ambassadors. When he whines that he wants to live freely just like the populace, Yang Kuei-fei tenderly consoles him. He confesses his passion for her. Yang Kuei-fei is as happy as happy can be deeply loved by Hsan Tsung. One day when she goes to a garden in the palace to see tree-peonies, Mei-fei, one of Hsan Tsung's consorts, prevents her from entering the peony garden. Mei-fei states that upon her request, the emperor had officially ordered that the garden be kept closed until Li Po is invited there to make poems. Intense jealousy fills Yang Kuei-fei's heart at the knowledge that Hsan Tsung frequents Mei-fei these days. When he comes and sees her late that night, she demands he give her Mei-fei's mansion, ume-apricot orchard and ladies-in-waiting. He replies that he is willing to give her even Mei-fei's life if she should ask for it. She at last confesses that what she truly wants is his heart which had been given to Mei-fei. Now that he knows her true feelings, he assures her by saying that the only one he really loves is her. As a token of his love, he offers her a hair ornament which he had a craftsman make especially for her.
An Lu-shan visits Yang Kuei-fei and tells her that because he is in love with her, he has done his best to gain his high position in spite of his being of mixed Sogdian and Turkic origins. When he tries to embrace her by force, she beats him back with a branch. He then tells her that his soldiers at the frontier would raid the capital city Ch'ang-an if given an order by him. He continues by saying that the emperor smitten by her charms has wasted the money in the treasury so that the people wish ill of the Yangs and will kill the Yangs once a rebellion takes place. And he leads her into giving herself to him suggesting that she would survive only if she goes to Fan Yang with him. However, she rejects him and cries out for help. Hsan Tsung rushes in with his courtiers and tightly embraces her. He tells her that he admires her noble character for repelling An Lu-shan and that he is very much delighted at having found the best consort in the world. She replies that she wants nothing but a peaceful life with him. He makes a vow of everlasting love to her. However, some time later, An Lu-shan determined to revolt against Hsan Tsung agitates the people and raids Ch'ang-an, leading a total of a hundred and fifty thousand soldiers.
ROMANTICA TAKARAZUKA '04
Scene 1 : Prologue
In the evening twilight, a carnival begins on and around the Rialto Bridge in Venice.
Man S - Kozuki Wataru
Woman S - Dan Rei
Noblewoman A - Yashiro Kou
Nobleman A Hoshihara Misao
Scene 2 Aãƒ»B : Flower Market
At a flower market near a port, off-duty sailors dance with girls of the market.
Sailor S - Kozuki Wataru
Sailor A - Yamato Yuuga
Dolce Vita - Dan Rei
Flower Market Girl S - Kanou Chika
Scene 3 : Satyricon
Sailor S comes across Dolce Vita, who lures him into a glamorous world.
Sailor S - Kozuki Wataru
Dolce Vita - Dan Rei
Satyr S - Yamato Yuuga
Scene 4 : Ship
A party is taking place on a luxurious ship.
Man of celebrity S - Kozuki Wataru
Woman of celebrity S - Dan Rei
First Mate - Yamato Yuuga
Scene 5 : Blue Cavern
A sea god falls in love with the girl drifted ashore a blue cavern.
Sea God S - Kozuki Wataru
Girl - Hizuki Hana
Scene 6 A : Finale
A gorgeous finale starts.
Bird of Paradise - Yamato Yuuga
Scene 6 B : Finale
Scene 6 C : Finale
Dancing man S - Kozuki Wataru
Dancing woman S - Dan Rei
Scene 7 : Parade
Man of parade S - Kozuki Wataru
Woman of parade S - Dan Rei
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