Bryan Hymel Stars in Roger Waters’s Ça Ira with the Gothenburg Symphony
Bryan Hymel adds a new work to his repertoire this week with Ça Ira, a work by Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist Roger Waters.
Set in the early days of the French Revolution, Ça Ira (“It’ll be fine”) takes its name from an emblematic song of the historical period, first heard in May of 1790. Initially conceived in 1989—the bicentennial of the French Revolution—the work had its complete premiere in Rome in 2005, with a recording featuring Bryn Terfel and Paul Groves released in the same year.
The latest performance on August 13 at the Götaplatsen in Gothenburg, Sweden, marks the fifth outing of Waters’s opera. Bryan appears as one of the work’s soloists in a number of roles, starring alongside soprano Sally Matthews, tenor Rickard Söderberg, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn, and bass Oren Gradus. Rick Wentworth leads the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Choir. For more information, click here.