Most importantly, while at the Canadian Opera Company, Mansouri invented surtitles
, the practice of projecting lyrics in the audience's native language onto screens flanking the stage so that viewers could understand performances often sung in German or Italian.
But they would soon know if he wasn't - because Stephen is controlling the surtitles
introducing the musical set pieces, this has more of a feel of an impressive collection of pieces of music than a unified work.
Muni provided dramaturgy and scenic design for two ballets, and dramaturgy, adaptation, surtitles
, projection, scenic and lighting design, and English translation for Glimmerglass Opera, San Francisco Opera Merola Program, and Boston Lyric Opera, among others.
One thing that bothered me was that without the surtitles
(provided in both English and Arabic), the opera would have been difficult to understand as the acting wasn't clear enough.
Grzegorz Jarzyna's version of the Scottish tragedy - in Polish with surtitles
- is set in a contemporary and brutal middle-eastern conflict violence and audiences can expect pyrotechnics, immersive video and an extraordinary soundscape, all helping to create the feeling of a theatrical film.
The School for Fathers, sung in Italian with English surtitles
, is directed by Bernard Rozet and Vasily Petrenko will conduct.
(translating the libretto into English) required vigorous squinting by those not privileged with perfect eyesight or orchestra seats.
If not, take your reading glasses for the surtitles
that accompany this tragic tale of love, jealousy and revenge.
The performance is sung in Italian with English surtitles
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
, Verdi's opera is said to be based on a real life story of a well-known courtesan called Marie Duplessis.
To keep viewers on their toes, he switches between intertitles, subtitles and surtitles
A major company with a strictly homogeneous character is becoming as rare as an opera company with one; even such time-honored stalwarts as La Scala in Milan or the Vienna State Opera are more often an assemblage of international singers performing standard works under shifting surtitles
The operas will be sung in German, with English surtitles
, at the Ardreyok Auditorium at Northern Arizona University.
Grant Doyle was excellent, too, as the painter Marcello in an enjoyable opera directed by James Conway and sung in Italian with English surtitles