Klingon opera lovers who are stuck on planet Earth, rejoice. A Klingon opera, named “U,” which features fragments of the famous Honorable Battle opera, will be performed this September in The Netherlands.
“U“, presented by the Klingon Terran Research Ensemble, is a tale of the mighty deeds of Kahless the Unforgettable.
According to the opera creators (including Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon language), “Klingon opera uses the principle of musical combat. Beauty in Klingon music comes from the impact of two opposing forces. To quote a well known Klingon proverb qa’ wIje ‘meH masuv or ‘We fight to enrich the spirit.’ The Klingon orchestra is made up of various indigenous Klingon instruments, some that have never been heard on earth before.”
“U” will be performed at the Zeebelt Theater in the Hague, Amsterdam from September 9-12 for humans and other lesser beings. Klingons will of course prefer to wait for the performance scheduled exclusively for Klingons on September 18th, which will be held at the Celestial Vault in Kijkduin, Amsterdam.