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Ca Ira

Ça Ira

release date:

26.9. 2006

catalog numbers:

CD (2006) - SONY-BMG S2K96439
SACD (2006) - SONY-BMG S2H60867


  • Gathering Storm
  • Overture
  • Garden In Vienna 1765
  • Madame Antoine Madame Antoine
  • Kings Sticks And Birds
  • Honest Bird Simple Bird
  • I Want To Be King
  • Let Us Break All The Shields
  • Grievances Of The People
  • France In Disarray
  • To Laugh Is To Know How To Live
  • Slavers Landlords Bigots At Your Door
  • Fall Of The Bastille
  • To Freeze In The Dead Of Night
  • So To The Streets In The Pouring Rain
  • Dances And Marches
  • Now Hear Ye
  • Flushed With Wine
  • Letter
  • My Dear Cousin Bourbon Of Spain
  • Ship Of State Is All At Sea
  • Silver Sugar And Indigo
  • To The Windward Isles
  • Papal Edict
  • In Paris There's A Rumble Under The Ground
  • Fugitive King
  • But The Marquis Of Boulli Has A Trump Card Up His Sleeve
  • To Take Your Hat Off
  • Echoes Never Fade From That Fusillade
  • Commune De Paris
  • Vive La Commune De Paris
  • National Assembly Is Confused
  • Execution Of Louis Caapet
  • Adieu Loius For You It's Over
  • Last Night On Earth
  • Adieu My Good And Tender Sister
  • Liberty
  • And In The Bushes Where They Survive

Recording at the following studios: Air Lyndhurst - London, Sphere Studios - London, Whitfield Studios - London, Studio Guillaume Tell - Paris, Mega - Paris
Music: Roger Waters
Recorded by: London Oratory Choir
Choir conducted by: Rick Wentworth
Vocals: Bryn Terfel, Huang Ying, Paul Groves, Ismael Lo (Ismaël Lô), Jamie Bower, Helen Russill


A trip outside Waters' typical genre. Ça Ira (with the additional title “There Is Hope“) is an opera about the French Revolution, so the fans cannot expect anything they are used to and it would be pointless to search for elements of rock. It was highly critically acclaimed, mostly because of the collaboration of Etiénne Rod-Gil and his wife Nadine, who were the impetus of the project, with Waters.
The libretto is in French, but there is also an English version (translated by Roger himself).


English version by:
Vít Benešovský, Jan "Johnny" Petrus

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