"Ca Ira" recording to be released this fall
Floyd frontman Roger
Waters has completed his opera "Ca Ira."
The work will be released by Sony Classical
as a 2-CD set this fall.
inspired by the French Revolution, occupied much of the 1990s for
Waters. He composed the music for the opera; Etienne Roda-Gil,
wrote the libretto.
conduct a live performance of the 110-minute piece in Rome in November.
"Wouldn't that be a buzz?" he ponders, in an April 29
story. "Of course, I might need a few beta blockers before
overture of the opera was premiered at the Whip Craic variety show
at London's Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002.
title comes from the refrain of a famous song of the French Revolution.
Literally translated, it means "It shall go well."
In the Rolling Stone piece Waters also offers an update on the rock
album he started a few years ago. "I just keep smashing paint
up against the canvas and waiting for it to make sense," he
says, admitting he already has enough songs recorded to constitute
an album, if he wished.
in America now, I'm struggling with all those questions —
about the law, the Constitution, what's next for mankind and whether
there's any moral high-ground to be had.
it's all the same stuff I've been obsessed with since I was a teenager,
so nothing new, really," he adds with a laugh.
recent solo album was 1992's "Amused
May 1, 2005)
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