Oratorio Supertitles

Oratorio supertitles have not always been the standard. They are still not the standard in many orchestras around the world. The outdated approach of printing large swaths of text and translations into a printed program is unfortunately still the way many orchestras provide translations to their audience.

Oratorio supertitles solves multiple problems including:

  • The burdensome cost of getting the translation and printing it all
  • The inability of patrons to read the text once the house lights go down
  • If patrons are not following the program every moment, they can get lost
  • The obnoxious sound of hundreds of people turning pages disrupting the music

Photo by Margo Reed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Oratorio supertitles

When patrons understand what is being sung in real time, they are much more invested in the performance. When they’re invested in the performance, they’re more likely to invest in your organization. Don’t do them the disservice of making them squint in the dark at a printed program in order to know what’s going on. Real-time oratorio translations projected above the stage (or as subtitles on your video!) make all the difference in their experience.


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По прочтении псалма (At the Reading of a Psalm – Taneyev, Sergei) 🛒
Carmina Burana (Orff, Carl) 🛒
Chichester Psalms (Bernstein, Leonard) 🛒
A Child of Our Time (Tippett, Michael) 🛒
Choral Fantasy (Beethoven, Ludwig van) 🛒
Curlew River (Britten, Benjamin) 🛒
Ein deutsches Requiem (Brahms, Johannes) 🛒
Elijah (Mendelssohn, Felix) 🛒
Healing Tones (Lokumbe, Hannibal) 🛒
Ipsa Dixit (Soper, Kate) (please email to inquire)
Das Lied von der Erde (Mahler, Gustav) 🛒
Lyrische Symphonie (Zemlinsky, A.) 🛒
Messa da Requiem (Verdi, Giuseppe) 🛒
Missa Solemnis (Beethoven, Ludwig van) 🛒
St. John Passion (Bach, Johann Sebastian) 🛒
Polovtsian Dances (Borodin, Alexander) 🛒
Requiem Mass in D (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus) 🛒
The Sacrifice of Isaac (Leshnoff, Jonathan)
St. Matthew Passion (Bach, Johann Sebastian) 🛒
Stabat Mater (Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista) 🛒
Stabat Mater (Rossini, Gioachino) 🛒
Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah” (Bernstein, Leonard) 🛒
Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” (Mahler, Gustav) 🛒
Symphony No. 3 “Kaddish” (Bernstein, Leonard) 🛒
Symphony No. 3 (Mahler, Gustav) 🛒
Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven, Ludwig van) 🛒
Te Deum (Bruckner, Anton) 🛒
Vespers of the Blessed Earth (Adams, John Luther) 🛒
War Requiem (Britten, Benjamin) 🛒