Supertitles


"Das Liebesverbot" at Glimmerglass Festival

Kevin Glavin & Joseph Gaines in “Das Liebesverbot” at Glimmerglass Festival

Projected translations are like having a second director: they convey interpretation, provide focus and affect pacing and tone. Nic’s titles are, first and foremost, instantly understandable so that the attention of each audience member can return to the stage as quickly as possible. They are lean and simple. Though not word-for-word literal (opera was meant to be seen and heard, not read) they represent the text very accurately.

In addition, Nic’s titles compliment the style, period-setting and staging idiosyncracies of the production–what the audience sees onstage and what they read above it are a seamless whole.

Recognizing that projected translations are really a vital part of stage directing, Nic began writing titles many years ago and has upwards of 100 scripts in his library and is now making them available to opera producers. His titles are custom-crafted to each production and he is not proprietary about the content: the production team is encouraged to make adjustments as necessary during the technical period, as the production comes fully into focus. His turn-around time is fast and he provides an electronic copy (in either PowerPoint or Keynote), a hard script and a cued score. What the company needs to provide are the musical cuts, if any, and basic information about the production style and period-setting. You will find that his rates are very reasonable.

Below is a list of available Supertitle scripts. To make an inquiry, click here.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Aïda
Albert Herring
Alcina
Ariadne auf Naxos
Armida
Bluebeard’s Castle
Boris Godunov
Cardillac
Carmen
Cendrillon
Così fan tutte
Das Liebesverbot
Dead Man Walking
Der Fliegende Holländer
Der Zigeuner Baron
Dialogues of the Carmelites
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Die Fledermaus
Die Sieben Todsünden
Die Zauberflöte
Don Giovanni
Don Pasquale
El Amor Brujo
Elektra
Emperor of Atlantis
Erwartung
Falstaff
Faust
Fidelio
Florencia en el Amazonas
Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus
From the Towers of the Moon
Gianni Schicchi
Giulio Cesare in Egitto

I Puritani
Idomeneo
Il Ballo delle Ingrate
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Il Trovatore
Iphigénie en Tauride
Jackie O
Jenůfa
L’amico Fritz
L’elisir d’amore
L’incoronazione di Poppea
L’italiana in Algieri
La Bohème
La Cenerentola
La Conquista
La Fanciulla del West
La Fille du Régiment
La Finta Giardiniera
La Traviata
La Vida breve
La Voix Humaine
Le Nozze di Figaro
Le Pauvre Matelot
Le Trouvère
Lucia di Lammermoor
Lulu
Macbeth
Madama Butterfly
Manon
Medusa
Nabucco
Norma
Of Mice and Men

Otello
Owen Wingrave
Pélleas et Mélisande
Postcard from Morocco
Rigoletto
Roméo et Juliette
Rusalka
Salome
Samson et Dalila
Show Boat
Stiffelio
Street Scene
Suor Angelica
Susannah
Tannhäuser
The Crucible
The Face on the Bar Room Floor
The Juniper Tree
The Love for Three Oranges
The Maids
The Rake’s Progress
The Rape of Lucretia
The Turn of the Screw
Tosca
Trial by Jury
Trouble in Tahiti
Turandot
Un Ballo in Maschera
Une Éducation Manquée
Werther
Wozzeck

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