Waters opera to be released this year
Live performances of "Ca Ira" also a possibility
Floyd member Roger Waters
has said he expects a recording of his opera, "Ca Ira,"
will be released in 2004. Talks are underway to tour the 110-minute
piece in Europe.
appeared in a story Feb. 8 on the Web site of U.K. newspaper The
He spent a
good part of the 1990s working on the opera with Etienne
Roda-Gil, who wrote the libretto. "It was a loose
poetic and polemic history of the French Revolution," Waters
says in the story. "It was 50 pages and was an extraordinary
30 days coming up with two and a half hours of demos for a potential
orchestral piece," he adds.
Roda-Gil translated the work into English after Sony Classics
showed interest in the work. "I was kicking and screaming to
keep it in French, but we have now done it in English and French,"
title comes from the refrain of a famous song of the French Revolution.
Literally translated, it means "It shall go well." In
the context of the song, it is translated as: "In spite of
the traitors, all will succeed. We will win."
Feb. 10, 2004)
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