Opéra de Montréal’s Another Brick in the Wall heads to Cincinnati Opera

The opera, which sold out in Montréal, will play five shows in Cincinnati next July.

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Cincinnati Opera’s U.S. premiere production of Another Brick in the Wall has begun presales of single tickets. These tickets are only available through October 31, and are limited to three dates in the five performance run.

The opera opens July 20th at Springer Auditorium. It’s based on the semi-autobiographical story of Pink, a rock star who’s troubled journey begins after he lashes out at a fan. Canadian composer Julien Bilodeau has transformed Pink Floyd’s  album The Wall (1979) into a full-scale opera, with eight soloists, 48 chorus members, and a 70-piece orchestra.

An opera with Canadian roots

The opera was first produced by Opéra de Montréal in March 2017, and much of the original Canadian cast and crew will be involved in the Cincinnati production. Making his role debut as Pink is baritone Nathan Keoughan. Pink’s mother and father are played by soprano France Bellemare and tenor Jean-Michel Richer, respectively; while soprano Caroline Bleau will sing the role of Pink’s wife.

Bellemare, Richer, and Bleau are reprising their roles from the world premiere in Montréal. All four singers are making their Cincinnati Opera debuts.

Opéra de Montréal’s production of Another Brick in the Wall. Photo: Yves Renaud

Also returning from the Opera de Montréal production are conductor Alain Trudel, scenic designer Stéphane Roy, costume designer Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt, video designer Johnny Ranger, lighting designer Étienne Boucher, and sound designer/numeric orchestrator Louis Dufort.

Cincinnati Opera is a co-producer of the opera, with Productions Opéra Concept M.P., Inc., led by executive director Pierre Dufour.

Another Brick in the Wall will be performed July 20, 21, 26, 28, and 31 at the Cincinnati Music Hall. Presale tickets are available for the shows on the 26, 28, and 31.

For tickets or for more information visit cincinnatiopera.org/the-wall/