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WORDS FOR MUSIC
Opera Surtitles

WORDS FOR MUSIC Staff

Victor DeRenzi - Translator and Producer

  • The 2010-2011 season will be Victor DeRenzi’s 29th as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Sarasota Opera in Sarasota, Florida. Maestro DeRenzi has produced nearly 90 different operas and conducted over 500 performances for the company. In other American, European and Asian theaters, he has conducted 65 different operas. In May 2007, Maestro DeRenzi was honored by OPERA America for 25 years of service. His interest in surtitle translations grew from his long history as an opera lover and his desire to create translations that express the text clearly while leaving the interpretation of that text to the performers.

Stephanie Sundine - Translator and Producer

  • The career of Stephanie Sundine took her to three continents and many of the world's leading opera houses in major soprano roles with some of opera's most prominent directors and conductors. Her repertoire as a singer extended from Mozart and Beethoven through Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Strauss, Dvorák and Janácek. After retiring from singing, she began directing opera in 1998. She has directed in many regional theaters, including Atlanta Opera, Indiana University Opera Theater, Madison Opera, Opera Carolina, Opera Boston, Sarasota Opera, Utah Opera and Ft. Worth Opera. Ms. Sundine's interest in surtitles grew out of a love of words in general, and a desire for opera audiences to experience distinct, accurate translations that don't cloud the meaning of the text.
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