The Language Of Opera – Lyndon Teracini’s Response.

Do the sung arts have to be monolinguistic to be “accessible” ? The intrinsic quality of the language is why Janacek sounds so wonderful in Czech; and Britten in English  To take the idea to its extreme, the Czechs would be translating “Porgy and Bess” into Czech, and “Peter Grimes” would sung in Italian; opera companies would never be able to undertake international tours.

Lyndon Teracicni, artistic director of Opera Australia responds to Matthew Westwood’s arguments on the language of opera



Posted on April 11, 2011 @ 10.42