Roger Waters Would Like to See a Production of Ça Ira at the Opéra Bastille

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In an interview with the French newspaper Le Monde, rock musician Roger Waters said he would like to see his new opera Ça Ira performed at the Opéra Bastille in Paris.

"I hope that one day an eccentric billionaire will want to invest in a production of the show," Waters, a founder of the band Pink Floyd, said. "I'd really like to mount Ça Ira in Paris. I talked about it with Gerard Mortier when he took over the Opéra Bastille; he seemed interested, but didn't know if could take the risk of putting on a work by a pop musician."

Ça Ira, which takes place during the French Revolution, will be performed live for the first time on November 17 in Rome's Santa Cecilia Auditorium. A double-CD recording of the opera, featuring baritone Bryn Terfel, was released by Sony BMG in September.


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