opera & Stage director

Mark Burns

Mark also creates translations for surtitle projection and can adapt these to various venues and settings dependant on requirements of the individual or company.

Please use the contact page to discuss surtitle hire or commissions with Mark.



Mark works extensively as a translator creating new English translations of various operas to critical acclaim. His works spans Mozart to Wagner and includes operas from across the repertoire.

Please use the contact page to discuss commissioning or hiring a translation from Mark.


"Burns can turn out a neat triple-rhyme and tap fruitfully into a contemporary lexicon" Claire Seymour, Opera Today