Okay, enough lazing by the swimming pool, it’s time to stir the proverbial pot. New York Times Classical Music Critic Anthony Tommasini is reviving the Supertitle debate, once again, and I would be curious to know how our audiences feel about them — particularly as we stand on the brink of a new era in a new opera house.
Do you favor Supertitles projected above the stage? The back-of-the-seat system shown in the photo in this article? English translations from the original language? Or, no titles or compromises at all? If you favor this last option, I would really like to hear your explanation because accessibility has done so much to expand opera audiences in recent years.
However, as my dad used to say, “Everybody is entitled to an opinion.”
Read this and let us hear yours.
Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of Marketing
The Dallas Opera