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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.


(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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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.
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.
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.
But this problem may not be insurmountable: Some international venues have supertitle capabilities; many foreign theatregoers speak English.
La Traviata" is sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Arca Images hired Nilo Cruz as artistic director to unveil imagistic new plays and classic works with English supertitles.
Cassandre will be in French with English supertitles and free transfers are being offered from both Nicosia and Limassol.
Some shows will specifically be tailored to deaf audiences by having supertitles projected throughout.
The opera has been translated into English, but the Eugene Opera will perform it in Russian, with English supertitles.
I don't have a problem with supertitles, or little screens with words.