Opera Philadelphia to Offer Unique Subtitle Experience for ‘War Stories’

A few days ago we heard about Vienna State Opera amping up the subtitles game in an attempt to make opera more accessible to a wider range of people. It looks like Opera Philadelphia is in on the same game.

The company announced that audiences will be able to use their smartphones during the performance to obtain a translation of Monteverdi’s section of the double bill “War Stories.”

Per the company’s official website, “During performances of ‘War Stories,’ the site-specific double-bill featuring Monteverdi’s ‘Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda’ and Lembit Beecher’s ‘I Have No Stories to Tell You,’ guests may enjoy a translation of ‘Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda’ on their mobile devices during performances. Ticket holders should bring a fully-charged smartphone or tablet and return to operaphila.org/titles during performances of ‘War Stories’ to follow along.”

The opera opens on Sept. 16, 2017, for a total of six performances, which are currently all sold out.



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Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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