• PRESCOTT STUDIO
    Surtitling
    & multilingual titling
    for the live performing arts.

NEW SYNERGIES

NEW SYNERGIES BETWEEN ITALY AND THE USA
January-December 2016
Marks a successful first year of the specialist partnership between Prescott Studio
Inserra Chair with Italian Program (Montclair State University, NJ, USA) and ICAMus, MI, USA,
aimed at optimizing the English language version of bilingual surtitles

> 34 opera productions
> 194 performances
> 9 venues
> 3 opera houses

Multilingual surtitles play a fundamental role in the current climate of cultural internationalization, making it possible for audiences with mixed linguistic and cultural heritages to appreciate cosmopolitan theatre events, such as works of the Western opera tradition.

International audiences and productions require partnerships based on equally widening horizons, in order to achieve a linguistic mediation that is suitable to its cosmopolitan context. This is exactly what we have accomplished, by carefully coordinating the best resources of important cultural realities, both in the private and public sphere.

The partnership that has been forged among specialized societies (Prescott Studio), academic institutions (Inserra Chair and Italian Program – Montclair State University, USA) and research centres (ICAMus, USA) in 2016 alone has made possible a higher-standard English version of 34 opera productions, all presented in Italy with surtitles in two languages (Italian and English).

Furthermore, the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation (MAECI) has acknowledged the importance of this collaboration, granting funding to the Inserra Chair (Montclair State University, USA) for the translation of rarer works of the Italian opera repertoire. The intention of the MAECI is to favour and advance the diffusion of such works among English language audiences and audiences that use the English language as a key to access different cultures.

A particularly innovative aspect of the collaboration with the Inserra Chair and Italian Program is the training of young translators through academic courses and international internships. Under the supervision of a tutor and in collaboration with Prescott Studio, students learn new translation strategies and study the complexities of linguistic mediation for live performance.

Inserra Chair (Montclair State University) – Professor Teresa Fiore
Italian Program (Montclair State University) – Professor Marisa Trubiano
ICAMus – Director Aloma Bardi

> Montclair Magazine Features Summer Internship in Audiovisual Translation in Florence, Italy
> Summer Internship in Florence Surtitling for Performing Arts Festivals
> The Italian Translation Curriculum and Internship Project

This synergy is the extension of a previous project linked to Milano Expo 2015.


Opera Houses

Rome, Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Florence, Fondazione Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Verona, Fondazione Arena di Verona


Venues

Florence, Opera di Firenze
Florence, Teatro della Pergola
Rome, Auditorio Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Rome, Teatro Argentina
Rome, Teatro Costanzi
Rome, Teatro Nazionale
Rome, Terme di Caracalla
Verona, Arena


January- December 2016
12 months of productions with surtitles in two languages (Italian and English)

Poulenc
La voix humaine (in concert)
Florence, Opera di Florence
January 22, 24, 28, February 5
cond. Xǔ Zhōng

Puccini
Suor Angelica
Florence, Opera di Firenze
January 22, 24, 28, February 5
cond. Xǔ Zhōng, dir. Andrea De Rosa

Rossini
La cenerentola
Rome, Teatro Costanzi
January 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, February 12, 19
cond. Alejo Pérez, dir. Emma Dante

Falla
El amor bujo (in concert)
Florence, Opera di Firenze
January 23, 26, February 2, 7
cond. Guillermo García Calvo

Granados
Goyescas
Florence, Opera di Firenze
January 23, 26, February 2, 7
cond. Guillermo García Calvo, dir. Andrea De Rosa

Rossini
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rome, Teatro Costanzi
February 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21
cond. Donato Renzetti, dir. Davide Livermore

Bizet
Les pêcheurs de perles
Florence, Opera di Firenze
February 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
cond. Ryan McAdams, dir. Fabio Sparvoli

Rossini
L’italiana in Algeri
Florence, Opera di Firenze
March 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 26
cond. Bruno Campanella, dir. Jean Font

Berlioz
Benvenuto Cellini
Rome, Teatro Costanzi
March 22, 24, 26, 29, 31, April 4
cond. Roberto Abbado, dir. Terry Gilliam

Puccini
Il Trittico
Rome, Teatro Costanzi
April 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
cond. Daniele Rustioni, dir. Damiano Michieletto

Čajkovskij
Iolanta
Florence, Opera di Firenze
April 28, 30, May 3, 5
cond. Stanislav Kochanovsky, dir. Mariusz Treliński

Vacchi
Lo specchio magico
Florence, Opera di Firenze
May 7
cond. John Axelrod, dir. Edoardo Zucchetti

Britten
Albert Herring
Florence, Teatro della Pergola
May 21, 27, 29, 31
cond. Jonathan Webb, dir. Alessandro Talevi

Verdi
La traviata
Rome, Teatro Costanzi
May 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 maggio, June 1, 3, 4, 5, 21, 23, 25, 30
cond. Jader Bignamini, dir. Sofia Coppola

Goebbels
Schwarz auf Weiss
Rome, Teatro Argentina
May 27
dir. Heiner Goebbels

Aa
Blank Out
Rome, Auditorio Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
May 31
dir. Michael van der Aa

Rihm
Proserpina
Rome, Teatro Nazionale
June 7, 9
cond. Walter Kobéra, dir. Valentina Carrasco

Donizetti
Linda di Chamounix
Rome, Teatro Costanzi
June 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28
cond. Riccardo Frizza, dir. Emilio Sagi

Bizet
Carmen
Verona, Arena
June 24 giugno, July 1, 6, 9, 13, 16, 29, August 5, 11, 17, 20, 23, 27 agosto
cond. Xǔ Zhōng / Julian Kovatchev, dir. Franco Zeffirelli

Verdi
Aida
Verona, Arena
June 25, 30, July 3, 7, 14, 17, 24, 28, 31, August 7, 9, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28
cond. Julian Kovatchev / Andrea Battistoni, dir. Gianfranco De Bosio

Verdi
La traviata
Verona, Arena
July 2, 5, 8, 12, 15, 22, 26, 30
cond. Jader Bignamini / Fabio Mastrangelo, dir. Hugo de Ana

Verdi
Nabucco
Rome, Terme di Caracalla
July 9, 11, 23, 30, August 2, 5, 9
cond. John Fiore / Carlo Donadio, dir. Federico Grazzini

Rossini
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rome, Terme di Caracalla
July 18, 28, August 1, 4, 10
cond. Yves Abel, dir. Lorenzo Mariani

Puccini
Turandot
Verona, Arena
July 23, 27, August 12, 19, 25
cond. Andrea Battistoni, dir. Franco Zeffirelli

Puccini
Madama Butterfly
Rome, Terme di Caracalla
July 29, August 3, 6, 8
cond. Yves Abel, dir. Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus)

Verdi
Il trovatore
Verona, Arena
August 6, 10, 13, 26
cond. Daniel Oren, dir. Franco Zeffirelli

Purcell
Dido and Æneas
Rome, Teatro Costanzi
September 14, 15, 17, 18
cond. Christopher Moulds, dir. Sasha Waltz

Rossini
Semiramide
Florence, Opera di Firenze
September 27, 29, October 2, 4
cond. Antony Walker, dir. Luca Ronconi

Donizetti
Rosmonda d’Inghilterra (in concert)
Florence, Opera di Firenze
October 9, 12, 15
cond. Sebastiano Rolli

Verdi
Un ballo in maschera
Rome, Teatro Costanzi
October 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 30
cond. Jesús López-Cobos, dir. Leo Muscato

Puccini
La bohème
Florence, Opera di Firenze
November 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27
cond. Daniel Oren / Francesco Ivan Ciampa, dir. Lorenzo Mariani

Wagner
Tristan und Isolde
Rome, Teatro Costanzi
November 27, 30, December 3, 6, 9, 11, 24
cond. Daniele Gatti, dir. Pierre Audi

Verdi
Rigoletto
Rome, Teatro Costanzi
December 2, 4, 7, 10
cond. Michele Gamba, dir. Leo Muscato

Verdi
Nabucco
Florence, Opera di Firenze
December 20, 22, 24, 27
cond. Renato Palumbo, dir. Leo Muscato