Welcome

Welcome to the website of Jonathan Burton.

I am a freelance provider of English subtitles and surtitles for operas and other musical works, both on TV and DVD and ‘live’ in the theatre or concert hall.  I can also provide translations of Lieder and other song or aria texts;  concert programme notes;  articles and lectures on operatic and other musical topics.

I also play bassoon and contrabassoon, and am a composer and arranger.

To enter my website, please go to one of the Recent Posts or follow the other links on the right…

7 Comments on “Welcome”


  1. Just Listeneinstellung to 1968 Recording of Herts Youth orchestra. Happy memories. HAppy Christmas from Jennifer (Nee Martin.)

  2. Hugh Says:

    ENO Schostakovitch Opera? Worth it? We are going in October

  3. Liam Mustapha Says:

    Did you compose ‘Southern Fantasia’ 1981?

    • jonathanburton Says:

      Gosh, that’s a blast from the past! I did indeed. How did you come across it?
      That wasn’t my title — I called it ‘Fantasia — Farewell to Southern’ as it was part of the soundtrack for the last programme before they went off the air, as you no doubt know. I based it on the Southern ‘ident’ music (those couple of bars of guitar) plus a few other things (‘That’s Entertainment’, ‘Auld Lang Syne’…).
      I don’t suppose you have a recording? Or a video of the programme??
      Best wishes and thanks for being in touch — Jonathan


  4. Dear Jonathan,

    I hope this is the right way to contact you. Clive Timms recommended that I get in touch with you, regarding sourcing surtitles for La Traviata. If you are able to help with this quest, I would be very grateful to hear from you, at your earliest convenience.

    Yours sincerely,

    Isabella Lockett
    Head of Administration & Marketing
    Clonter (formerly Clonter Opera)
    Direct Line – 01260 224 661


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