Roger Waters, who is best known for his role as founder and performer of the famous rock group Pink Floyd, could have chosen any city in the United States to debut the U.S premiere of his hit production, Ca Ira. He chose Nashville. After a four-city tour fell through, the Nashville Symphony pursued the show and proved that they really wanted the show in Nashville. We welcome Roger Waters to our city January 30.
Ca Ira is set in the French Revolution. In French, Ca Ira translates into “there is hope”. This masterpiece evokes passion and faith of a time that changed the world. Unlike a show you may see at TPAC, the show is un-staged allowing fewer distractions for the audience. Waters will undertake this classical opera and “bring a unique voice to the table”, states Larry Tucker, Nashville Symphony’s Director of Artistic Administration.
Waters will narrate this famous production with the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Symphony Chorus, and Blair Children’s Chorus playing and singing as well. “Waters will be collaborating with over one hundred people on stage”, says Tucker. Referring to Waters’ Pink Floyd days, Tucker vocalizes “this is a unique opportunity to see Roger in a new and different light”.
This is a great thing for the city and a unique opportunity. Tucker is excited to perform the production: “Being able to present a fine work to the Nashville public is what we’re about.” He believes that collaborating with Roger Waters and his great mind is of interest and a great thing for the city. Tucker anticipates a sold out show.