I’m always willing to celebrate creative Fanboy projects, as sci-fi fandom seems to be infinite in it’s passion and dedication to our favorite shows, movies and literature.Â Case in point… The Klingon Terran Research Ensemble is in final rehearsals for what they say is an “authentic Klingon opera” titled ‘U’.
From their website:
The Klingon are known as passionate opera-lovers.
However very little is known about their highly evolved form of musical expression here on earth.
Floris SchÃ¶nfeld has managed to lay his hands on some fragments of a masterpiece of the batlh jachlut or Honorable Battle opera.
Its title is â€˜uâ€™, which can be translated as â€˜universeâ€™ or â€˜universalâ€™. It will be the basis for the opera â€˜uâ€™, the first complete, authentic Klingon opera here on earth.
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 qaâ€™ wIje â€˜meH masuv or â€˜We fight to enrich the spirit.â€™ The Klingon orchestra is made up of various indigenous Klingon instruments, some that have never been heard on earth before. The Terran Klingon Research Ensemble has been set up further develop a coherent Klingon musical practice amongst human musicians.
The opera tells the story of Kahless the unforgettable, and the orchestra reportedly consists of both Klingon and Human musical instruments. Furthermore, the producers have gone to the trouble of locating Qo’nos in space, and transmitted an official invitation to any actual Klingons that wish to attend.
Me, I have to enter a note of respect for any opera that has an official “Master of the Scream”, Klingon or not. I just wonder if I would actually spend money to watch a full-on Klingon opera.