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Roger Waters' Revolutionary Opera

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  • "Madame Antoine, Madame Antoine"
  • "The Gathering Storm/Overture"
  • "Overture: Ca Ira"

Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, has released an opera about the French Revolution, titled ça Ira. The album is based on Etienne Roda-Gil's or’ginal French libretto.

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Roger Waters first met lyricist Etienne Roda-Gil in 1968. rogerwaters.com hide caption

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The two-disc album, which entered the Billboard classical chart at Number 1, features work by opera stars like Bryn Terfel, Paul Groves, and Ying Huang.

There are plans to stage the opera in November in Rome.

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