Ira" debuts at number one
Roger Waters opera to premiere Nov.
17 in Rome
the classical opera from Pink Floyd
co-founder Roger Waters,
debuted this week at number one on the Billboard Traditional Classical
history of the French Revolution" was released Sept. 27, as
a Digipak that includes two hybrid Super Audio CDs (SACDs) in Dolby
Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. The discs are compatible with standard
includes a 60-page booklet including Waters' lyrics based on Etienne
Roda-Gil's original French libretto, the original illustrations
created by Nadine Roda-Gil, biographies of Waters
and the opera's cast, background and production notes on the opera.
includes a DVD documentary chronicling the "making of"
the opera. It traces the history of the project and includes interviews
with Waters and the cast, as well as in-the-studio footage of the
recording of the opera.
will have its world premiere in a semi-staged concert performance
Nov. 17 and 18 in Rome at the Santa Cecilia Hall of the Auditorium
Parco Della Musica. The Nov. 17 performance is sold out.
features orchestration and choral arrangements by Waters with Rick
Wentworth. Both served a producers of the album.
"Ca Ira" online now.
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