Surtitles – first created by the Canadian Opera Company
This week I am creating the surtitles which are a brief translations of the text of an opera or play that is being sung or spoken in a foreign language, in this case German, projected above the stage, for the Opera ‘Due Lustigen Weiber von Windsor’ (The Merry Wives of Windsor) at the New Athenaeum Theatre.
The box office is at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland if you’d like tickets, this entails a week of practise with my fellow student Claire Ruckert and tonight is our first live performance so I’m very excited and hope that we do a good job to enable the none German speakers to enjoy the opera even more.
Otto Nicolai Composer
Libretto by Mosenthal (based on the Shakespeare play)
Nicolette Molnar Director
Guido Rumstadt Conductor
Cordelia Chisholm Set and Costume Design
The lead Soprano has agreed to an interview for my blog so hopefully I’ll be able to post it this week or next if she is understandably too busy this week.