Do you sing in English? How will I know what’s happening?
Our mainstage operas are almost always sung in the piece’s original language—which could be anything from English to Italian to Czech. You can find language information on the opera’s event page, but you don’t need to stress about a language barrier, as every seat at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House has a personal subtitling system with translations available in both English and Spanish. Plus, we print a full synopsis in each program book. You’ll find that spoilers aren’t a big problem with opera; so many of these stories will be familiar to you already, and many people find that knowing the plot in advance helps them appreciate the performance even more.