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Klingon operas

     This is about real operas. For fictive operas see operas (fictive).

This page talks about terran operas and plays using the Klingon Language. It is not about fictive operas mentioned on Star Trek.


This opera uses a mix of English, Chinese and Klingon phrases combined with very experimental electronic sounds. It premiered on 9 January 2009 on the german radio station "Deutschlandradio Kultur"(1). It was composed by Frieder Butzmann, Klingon dialogues were translated by Lieven L. Litaer. The title juHrop was intended to mean "homesickness". The piece is 52 minutes long.


This opera in three acts is completely in Klingon and relates the legend of Kahless the Unforgettable - betrayed by his brother, witness to his father's brutal slaying, creator of the first Bat'leth, the love of the lady Lukara, and many epic battles. It premiered at the Hague on 10 Sept 2010. It was composed by Eef van Breen to a libretto by Kees Ligtelijn and Marc Okrand, under the artistic direction of Floris Schönfeld. The legends are also related in book form in paq'batlh.

A Klingon Christmas Carol

A re-telling of the classic Dickens story See main article: A Klingon Christmas Carol

wa' SaD ram wa' ram je

This opera-ballet is loosely modeled on the story Sheherezade and the Odyssey. They libretto is in Klingon and English and a 45 minute version was first performed by the il Troubadore Klingon Music Project in Louisville, Kentucky at ConGlomeration Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention on 23 April 2011. Subsequent performances have taken place at Gen Con in Indianapolis, and TrekTrax in Atlanta. It was composed by Jon Silpayamanant to a libretto by the composer and Robert Bruce Scott, and includes the aria maS bom.


1 : http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/juhrop.1022.de.html?dram:article_id=173807

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