Roger Waters - two Ca Ira shows in Poland
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 09 February 2006

The world premiere performance of Roger Waters' opera "Ca Ira", will be the high spot of this year's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Poznan riots in 1956 (which were against Poland's communist government). We are pleased to bring you news of this, and a second performance, both being held in Poland.

Poznan International Trade Fair
Poznan International Trade Fair
Authors of the project say that "Ca Ira" will be performed in two versions. The first will be as a big open air show, taking place on 6th and 7th July at Poznan's International Trade Fair site.

The second will be the full staged performance premiere, held on the stage of Poznan's Grand Theatre, in November 2006.

"The work is inspired by the French Revolution," said a statement from the municipal authorities in Poznan. "The author speaks of the eternal thirst for liberty, of the fight for freedom and for ideals. In Poland, we have known many similar rebellions."

The director and choreographer for the show is Janusz Józefowicz, who is very well respected in Poland.

Guest performers for the productions will be the London Community Gospel Choir, Poznan's Boys' Choir, and the UAM Academic Choir.

More news on these two events as we get it. In the meantime, much thanks to our friend Marek Grzesiak for his help with this story.