New Year 2019 

It's Tuesday January 2, and my mind is on summoning our performance forces for Tristan (we have all our wonderful principals!), expanding the communities who are interested in us (send along ideas to; also on the English re-imagining of Wagner's punchy, poetic German that we will provide as supertitles. Acts I and III are complete in draft form; Act II, with its fierce, evasive, discursive poetry as T&I approach their Night of Love, barely begun. I am doing my best to avoid the word 'translation' in order to find a new context-and then describe it-for what English supertitles for a work conceived and performed in German could usefully provide. -Hugh Keelan, Music Director