Opera Based on Pink Floyd's The Wall Will Make Its Debut in Montréal

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The new work will premiere in March 2017.
Roger Waters
Roger Waters

Another Brick In The Wall—an opera based on the classic Pink Floyd album The Wall—will make its world premiere at l’Opéra de Montréal in Montréal, Canada in March 2017.

Based on the lyrics and music of Roger Waters' The Wall, the operatic version was composed by Julien Bilodeau and will feature stage direction by Dominic Champagne.

The opera is described as such: "Following his father’s death in the Second World War and the continued abuse of his teachers and mother, Pink cuts himself off from the world around him. The break-up of his marriage is the final brick in the metaphorical wall he has built. When his very survival depends on it, will Pink be able to tear down his inner wall?"

Starting out as a concept album (1979) and then a film (1982), The Wall is a psychological drama inspired by Waters’ life. "Through a depiction of Pink’s feelings of alienation and isolation, The Wall is representative of the difficulties of an entire generation, whose members are faced with the collapse of their dreams and the world they know," according to the opera company.

Waters co-founded the rock band Pink Floyd in 1965 with drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Rick Wright and guitarist, singer and songwriter Syd Barrett.

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