There's a new Klingon opera in the works

There's a new Klingon opera in the works

It's true! If you're a fan of Star Trek, you're well aware of the Klingon culture's appreciation for opera. 'u', the so-called "First authentic Klingon opera on Earth" by Eef van Breen, Kees Ligtelijn, and Marc Okrand, was put up in 2010 in The Hague to sold-out crowds.

Though it may not be for everyone, there's a new Klingon opera in the works, thanks to YouTube user PDXVoiceTeacher.

PDXVoiceTeacher has released samples of the themes he's created so far:

It's not yet sounding like much except for a cool, evocative colour that makes us think of big caves, maybe some scary alien species, and a bit of Game of Thrones. But hey, if a Klingon opera ever comes to our neighbourhood, we'll be there with bells on.

Also, here's the Queen of the Night's famous aria from The Magic Flute - in Klingon!

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Jenna Douglas

Jenna Douglas

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of Schmopera.com. She's also a pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera. Her favourite operas include Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde, Written on Skin, and Anna Nicole.

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