American bass Oren Gradus appears in Sweden, as a soloist in Ça Ira by Roger Waters on August 13 at the Götaplatsen, Gothenburg. Written by the Pink Floyd co-founder, bassist, and vocalist, Ça Ira details the early days of the French Revolution, the bicentennial of which this work was originally written to commemorate. It received its world premiere in Rome in 2005, the same year that a recording featuring Bryn Terfel and Paul Groves was also released.
Appearing with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Choir under Rick Wentworth, Gradus sings several characters in this epic work, starring alongside soprano Sally Matthews, tenors Bryan Hymel and Rickard Söderberg, and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn. For more information, click here.