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A written record or translation of the dialogue or lyrics of a musical or theatrical performance, shown on a screen above the performers. Also called surtitle.

su′per·ti′tled adj.
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(ˈsu pərˌtaɪt l)

a translation of text or a brief plot summary projected on a screen above the stage during a performance, as of an opera.
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Noun1.supertitle - translation of the words of a foreign opera (or choral work) projected on a screen above the stage
interlingual rendition, translation, version, rendering - a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
opera - a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
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I notice that the current issue of Irish Travel is adorned with the Irish supertitle Cuaird Faoi Eirinn.
That body of work is referred to in the photograph Untitled (David Gonzalez, Trabilcy Drywall, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, November 17, 2009), which hangs like a supertitle above the exhibition entrance.
In this panel bearing the supertitle "On the Drawing Board," engineering diagrams for nanowarrior armor, weapons, and vehicles stand at the intersection of a TV screen projecting the image of a cyborg on the right, scientific textbooks on the left, computer graphics workstation in the foreground, scrawled notes and typed letters pasted in random places, and all drawn together within the comics frame.
1554-1614) of 1602 contains a hymn with the supertitle Den pamatujem svateho Vaclava, rytire ctneho, krest" ana Bohu mileho [Let us remember the day of St.
They still land in a recognizable Jerusalem (the movie was actually shot in Malta, but inserts make it appear as Jerusalem) but when the English supertitle reads "Jerusalem," the Turkish one beneath it again repeats the phrase "Middle East." The shot of the Israeli flag remains, but even when the action is in Jerusalem and someone refers to Israel it is just called "Middle East."
But this problem may not be insurmountable: Some international venues have supertitle capabilities; many foreign theatregoers speak English.
The show is performed with English supertitles. For tickets, call CCP Box Office or go to
"The opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles, and includes an internationally acclaimed cast," he said.
And you don't have to understand Yiddish to enjoy the performance, which is accompanied by supertitles in English and Russian.
Other parts are performed in English and Spanish with supertitles.
But the performance of the play written by Rody Vera and directed by Jonathan Tadioan, though in Filipino with English supertitles, was not in the Philippines, but at the Theatre Centre Vishnevy Sad (Cherry Orchard) in Moscow, Russia.
The new 'supertitles' is a feature most appreciated by the 7,000 audience over the three-day performance, with the English and Greek subtitles projected proving extremely popular.