"The Falstaff SURTITLES in Toronto
had one magic ingredient - they were FUNNY!!!!! The audience laughed on
cue; the singers continuously responded to their laughter by providing a light,
enjoyable, musically complex evening. Brilliant translations that set the stage
for true comprehension."
Sander L. Gilman
Professor of Liberal Arts and Medicine
University of Illinois in Chicago
Canadian Opera Company Audience
"Having been at the birth
of SURTITLES in Canada, I am very proud to have witnessed the revolution that
has swept the operatic world. Gunta's work, then as now, is inspired: perfect
timing, always succinct and informative, and consistently appropriate to the
action, from split-second comic text, to the sensitivity of the dramatic
"Also I must tell you that the SURTITLES have just changed my whole feeling
towards opera. Previously with most of the operas that I watched, I had a
general idea of what was going on and just let the music wash over me. Now
I can really enjoy understanding what is happening."
"I also greatly appreciate the SURTITLES -- they add enormously to my
enjoyment of the operas."
"...loved the production of Coronation of Poppea last night, the
SURTITLES were very helpful and unobtrusive."
"Your production, cast and SURTITLES added up to such a memorable
evening that, three months later, I am still touting Anna Bolena's praises."
"...congratulations...heartily endorse the SURTITLES, which were
beautifully translated and tastefully projected."
"However, the main reason for writing is to yell a very big bravo for
Canadian Opera Company's Salome,
1996. Photo: Gary Beechey