First 'authentic' Klingon opera planned for Earth

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

You love the harsh sounds of the Klingon language. You've read Shakespeare in the original Klingon. When you die, you're going to Sto-vo-kor, because you've slain many Tribbles in battle. But you've never been able to sit back and enjoy a Klingon opera. Until now.

In order to foster better relations between the people of Earth and Kronos, the Klingon Terran Research Ensemble will be presenting the Earth's first Klingon opera, "U." This tale of the mighty deeds of Kahless the Unforgettable was co-written by Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon language. (We'll have to wait until showtime to gauge how historically accurate the plot is.)

According to creators of the opera:

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.

Klingons and the humans who love them will have to trek to the Zeebelt Theater in The Hague, Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12, 2010, for the performance.

But humans will have to stay at home on Sept. 18, 2010, when "U" will be performed "exclusively for Klingons" at the Celestial Vault, an outdoor theater with a view of the stars, in Kijkduin, Amsterdam.

Why do the humans have no place at the Celestial Vault? Because they have no honor, that's why.