Following several fixes to a Tristan und Isolde opera release, the question came up what the common consensus for classical/opera recording titles is w.r.t. the language used.
The release in question is currently the sole release for all referenced recordings. The booklet is primarily held in English, thus English is the main language. Accordingly, for the title parts “Act” and “Scene” the English words were used in the edits as in other international/English opera releases (previously, “Aufzug” for act was used and the scene was missing, although clearly mentioned in the booklet). The corrected track titles were also copied to the recordings, following the official guideline for recording titles with a single release.
The release label can be considered a budget label, and the track listing contains a few typos and slight differences such as the German “ß” is in one case replaced by “ss”.
To my understanding, with normalisation taken into account and otherwise following the official guidelines, the described steps for deriving the recording titles should be correct.
One editor disagrees in edit #74756104, mentions the lack of a clear guideline and vaguely refers to an editor consensus to instead use the language in which the opera is sung or staying close to the work. The sole release is discarded as a source for the titles due to the label being considered a budget label. Referring to the generic official guidelines for these (classical) recordings is even described by this editor as “absurd”, although there is no specific classical guideline for recordings and to my understanding the CSG is a set of exceptions over the standard guidelines. In the end, all edits were forced to fail with a 1 against 1 vote for not following a seemingly personal opinion.
While I personally do not mind if titles of classical/opera recordings follow the sung language or work, a personal opinion is a weak argument and hinders future participation without a clear guideline.
This brings me to my question
What is the majority opinion on this? Should the official guidelines be followed, or are there indeed no guidelines that apply to classical recordings and it all boils down to personal preference, or is there some common consensus among editors that deviates from the generic guidelines? In the latter case, a classical guideline topic for recordings could help other editors to follow common practice.