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Podcast: Staging the Voice, Voicing the Stage

4 April 2023

Surtitles with Opera North and Newcastle University

The first podcast in a new collaboration between Newcastle University and Opera North looks at captions; surtitles; subtitles: the point at which text and the performed voice meet, and a crucial aid to understanding what’s happening on stage - not only for audiences with access needs.

Jo Robinson, Professor of Theatre and Performance and Head of the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at the University, is joined by staff from across Opera North to explore our history with captioning, the decisions that have informed our current approach, her own experience with creative captioning, and what the future might hold.

Christine Jane Chibnall is Opera North's Director of Planning, Alice Gilmour is Access Manager, and Stuart Leeks is Editor. Their discussion is illuminated by excerpts from Opera North’s audio archive.

Listen now on Soundcloud: Stream Staging the Voice / Voicing the Stage 01: Surtitles by Opera North | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences