noun(usually surtitles) trademark in the US
A caption projected on a screen above the stage in an opera, translating the text being sung.
- Projected over several screens, the surtitles use different fonts, with a comic-book typeface for the larger-than-life characters.
- Conceding the point, many opera houses nowadays always flash surtitles above the proscenium.
- The mini-operas are in English, with English surtitles projected on the walls as part of the convention-breaking design that will surround the roaming audience.
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