We started this month with the book of the month, my personal favorite book, War with the Newts, so we’ll finish out the month by bringing attention to the fact that there is in existence a War with the Newts OPERA!
Here is a publicity newsreel done for a play adaptation of War with the Newts in Chicago (unfortunately not the opera, totally different performance, but it gets you psyched) :
The original opera was written for the National Theatre in Prague by Vladimir Franz, a Czech composer. It premiered in January of 2013. I really like that the Czech have some national pride for War with the Newts. Pretty great, especially since it is not Capek’s most famed work.
I found some great pictures featuring the newt costumes from the show. In all the pictures I saw from the show, I had no idea what was happening, so I am sure the plot is different from the book. It still looks REALLY cool. Enjoy!