Celestina Warbeck 塞莱斯特娜·沃贝克

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By J.K. Rowling Originally published on

on Aug 10th 2015

J.K.罗琳 原载于 2015年8月10日

Internationally-acclaimed singing sensation Celestina Warbeck (sometimes known as ‘the Singing Sorceress’) hails from Wales. Her father, a minor functionary in the Department of Muggle Relations, met her Muggle mother (a failed actress) when the latter was attacked by a Lethifold disguised as a stage curtain. Celestina’s extraordinary voice was apparent from an early age. Disappointed to learn that there was no such thing as a wizarding stage school, Mrs Warbeck reluctantly consented to her daughter’s enrollment at Hogwarts, but subsequently bombarded the school with letters urging the creation of a choir, theatre club and dancing class to showcase her daughter’s talents.

举世闻名的歌星CelestinaWarbeck(有时被称为“歌唱女巫”)来自威尔士。她的父亲是麻瓜关系部的一名小职员,当麻瓜母亲(一位失败的女演员)被一个伪装成舞台幕布的莱瑟夫袭击时,她遇到了麻瓜妈妈(一位失败的女演员)。 塞莱丝蒂娜的声音从很小的时候就表现得很明显。得知没有巫师舞台学校,沃贝克夫人很失望,不情愿地同意女儿在霍格沃茨的入学,但随后以信件轰击了学校,敦促建立一个合唱团、戏剧俱乐部和舞蹈班,以展示她女儿的才华。

Frequently appearing with a chorus of backing banshees, Celestina’s concerts are justly famous. Three devoted fans were involved in a nasty three-broom pile up over Liverpool while trying to reach the last night of her Flighty Aphrodite tour, and her tickets often appear on the black market at vastly inflated prices (one reason why Molly Weasley has never yet seen her favourite singer live).

Celestina的演唱会经常伴随着女妖合唱团出场,因此她的音乐会非常有名。三个忠实的粉丝在利物浦上空卷入了一个肮脏的三扫帚桩,而试图达到她的FlightyAphrodite巡回演唱会的最后一晚,她的门票经常出现在黑市上,价格飞涨(这也是为什么莫莉韦斯莱从来没有见过她最喜欢的歌手现场)。

Celestina has sometimes lent her name and talents to good causes, such as raising funds for St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries with a recording of Puddlemere United’s anthem ‘Beat Those Bludgers Back, Boys, and Chuck that Quaffle Here’. More controversially, Celestina was vocal in her disagreement when the Ministry of Magic sought to impose restrictions on how the wizarding community was allowed to celebrate Hallowe’en.

Celestina有时会把自己的名字和才华用于一些慈善事业,比如为圣芒戈魔法伤病医院筹集资金,录制了Puddlemere联队的国歌“把那些游走球打回来,小伙子们,还有Chuck那个鬼飞球”。更有争议的是,当魔法部试图对允许巫师界庆祝万圣节的方式进行限制时,Celestina直言不讳地表达了自己的反对意见。

Some of Celestina’s best-known songs include You Charmed the Heart Right Out of Me and A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love. Her fans are usually older people who love her grandstanding style and powerful voice. The early 21st-century album You Stole My Cauldron But You Can’t Have My Heart was a massive global hit.

Celestina最著名的一些歌曲包括YouCharmedtheHeart正确的从我和一口盛满炽热、强烈爱的大锅里。她的粉丝通常都是上了年纪的人,他们喜欢她哗众取宠的风格和有力的声音。21世纪初的专辑《你偷了我的锅》但是你《不能拥有我的心》在全球热播。

Celestina’s personal life has provided much fodder for the gossip columns of the Daily Prophet. An early marriage to a backing dancer lasted only a year; Celestina then married her manager, with whom she had a son, only to leave him for the composer Irving Warble ten years later.

塞莱斯特娜的私生活为《预言家日报》的八卦专栏提供了大量素材。塞莱斯蒂娜早年与伴舞演员的婚姻只维持了一年;后来她嫁给了她的经纪人,两人育有一子,但十年后她为了作曲家欧文·沃布尔(IrvingWarble)离开了他。

J.K. Rowling’s thoughts

J.K.罗琳的思想

Celestina is one of my favourite ‘off-stage’ characters in the whole series, and has been part of the Potter world ever since its inception, making an early appearance in the short-lived ‘Daily Prophet’ series I produced for members of the equally short-lived fan club run by my British publisher, Bloomsbury. Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style. I stole her first name from a friend with whom I worked, years ago, at Amnesty International’s Headquarters in London; ‘Celestina’ was simply begging to be scooped up and attached to a glamorous witch.

在整个系列中,Celestina是我最喜欢的“幕后”角色之一,从《哈利·波特》诞生之日起,她就一直是这个世界的一部分。在我为英国出版商布卢姆斯伯里出版社(Bloomsbury)经营的同样短暂的粉丝俱乐部的成员制作的《预言家日报》(DailyProphet)系列里,她很早就出现了。尽管在整整七卷的《哈利·波特》系列丛书中,我们从来没有看到过Celestina,但我总是想象她在外貌和风格上都像ShirleyBassey。几年前,我在伦敦国际特赦组织(AmnestyInternational)总部工作时,从一个和我一起工作的朋友那里偷了她的名字。“Celestina”只不过是乞求被抓起来,和一个迷人的女巫在一起。

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