My supertitle rentals include a marked piano-vocal cue score, and an original and artistic translation of the libretto presented in a Powerpoint slide show (TitleDriver and other formats are available) ready for performance. They are based on the original libretti, with adjustments made for vernacular accessibility and quick comprehension. Supertitles are a vital part of making opera and oratorio accessible to everyone. Slide shows can be customized. You can also purchase arias and scenes for your opera scenes program. If you don’t see the title you need, please ask – I’m happy to create it for you.
Rental rates are a flat fee regardless of the size of your venue or the number of performances. These prices do not include the processing of cuts or custom dialogue insertions. There are discounts available depending on your organization’s annual operating budget. Discounts are available for educational institutions and for multiple titles rented together.
Some titles are indicated with an asterisk(*) followed by the text Commission. These indicate works published by G. Schirmer, Inc. for which the intellectual property (libretto) contained in the opera is not yet public domain. G. Schirmer, Inc. will not allow a third party to rent supertitles containing this intellectual property. However, you can hire me to create them for your production if you have obtained proper rights from G. Schirmer to have titles made and projected. The supertitle set then becomes your property, but it may not be rented or distributed to others. In essence, it is a sale, not a rental, so unfortunately the price is higher than most rentals. If you see any company offering to rent such titles, ask if they have a licensing agreement and are doing it legally.
Rate One: Annual Operating Budget Over $250,000 Rate Two: Annual Operating Budget Under $250,000 / Educational Institutions