Accessible opera in Catalonia

Anna Matamala*, Pilar Orero

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Media accessibility is beginning to have some presence in the world of leisure. Through legislation some countries such as the UK and the USA have made accessibility compulsory on TV and in cultural and artistic life. Other countries are following suit with the slow implementation of accessibility which has an eclectic presence. This is the case of one of the supposedly least popular music performances: opera. This article looks at the different schemes and tests which have taken place at the Catalan Opera House, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, to make opera accessible for all.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedia for All
Subtitle of host publicationSubtitling for the Deaf, Audio Description and Sign Language
EditorsPilar Orero, Aline Remael, Jorge Díaz-Cintas
Pages201-214
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-012-0956-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

Publication series

NameApproaches to Translation Studies
PublisherBrill
Volume30
ISSN (Print)0169-0523

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