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Germany: Klingon opera is a dish best served cold00:49

Germany: Klingon opera is a dish best served cold

Germany, Berlin
February 25, 2013 at 11:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Today was a good day to watch opera in Germany's capital, with the country's first performance entirely in the Klingon language, invented for use in Star Trek. Hundreds of fans, some in costume, flocked to the House of World Cultures to see the show.

Three opera singers with the help of a narrator, tell the story of the first Klingon Emperor Kahless descending to the underworld. They are accompanied by three musicians who play on original Klingon instruments. The music was composed by Eef Van Breen.

The show was organised by Floris Schonfeld, an artist and filmmaker, and the Klingon Terran Research Ensemble, a group dedicated to the study and performance of Klingon music. The House of World Cultures invited the performers to be part of the "Inhuman Music" festival which will come to an end on Sunday.

Germany: Klingon opera is a dish best served cold00:49
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Today was a good day to watch opera in Germany's capital, with the country's first performance entirely in the Klingon language, invented for use in Star Trek. Hundreds of fans, some in costume, flocked to the House of World Cultures to see the show.

Three opera singers with the help of a narrator, tell the story of the first Klingon Emperor Kahless descending to the underworld. They are accompanied by three musicians who play on original Klingon instruments. The music was composed by Eef Van Breen.

The show was organised by Floris Schonfeld, an artist and filmmaker, and the Klingon Terran Research Ensemble, a group dedicated to the study and performance of Klingon music. The House of World Cultures invited the performers to be part of the "Inhuman Music" festival which will come to an end on Sunday.