Cincinnati Opera will present the U.S. premiere of Another Brick in the Wall—The Opera, based on Roger Waters’ album The Wall, in celebration of the company’s return to Cincinnati Music Hall for its 2018 Summer Festival.
With original words and music by Roger Waters, the opera is composed by Julien Bilodeau and brought to life through the concept and stage direction of Dominic Champagne. Performances will begin in July 2018 and will feature eight soloists, 48 chorus members, and a 70-piece orchestra.
Cincinnati Opera is a co-producer of the opera with Productions Opéra Concept M.P., Inc. The opera will receive its world premiere March 11, 2017 at the Opéra de Montréal in Québec, Canada.
Reprising their world-premiere performances in Cincinnati will be conductor Alain Trudel and baritone Etienne Dupuis, who will create the leading role of the fallen rock star Pink. The staging will also have set design by Stéphane Roy, costumes by Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt, video design by Johnny Ranger, and lighting design by Étienne Boucher.
Single tickets for the U.S. premiere will be available in a limited engagement pre-sale, with details to be announced at a later date. To receive the latest news and ticket information, sign up at CincinnatiOpera.org/the-wall.