Photo Flash: Cincinnati Opera Presents ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL, A Pink Floyd Opera
Transforming Pink Floyd's 1979 album The Wall onto the operatic stage, Another Brick in the Wall tells the semi-autobiographical story of a rock star's troubled journey after lashing out at an admiring concertgoer. Another Brick in the Wall completely transforms Roger Waters's original work into a standard operatic form, with eight soloists, 51 chorus members, and a 64-piece orchestra. The opera received its world premiere at Opéra de Montréal in March 2017, with ten sold-out performances. Cincinnati Opera is a co-producer of the opera with Productions Opéra Concept M.P., Inc., led by executive director Pierre Dufour. The concept and stage direction for the production was created by Dominic Champagne, renowned for his work on such Cirque de Soleil productions as LOVE, Varekai, and Zumanity.
Singing the role of the progressive-rock superstar Pink is rising Canadian baritone Nathan Keoughan in his Cincinnati Opera debut. Canadian soprano France Bellemare will sing the role of Pink's mother. A finalist in the 2015 Montreal International Music Competition, Times Argus hailed Bellemare's performance as exploding with "exhilarating beauty and passion." Singing the role of Pink's father is French-Canadian tenor Jean-Michel Richer. Canadian soprano Caroline Bleau, recognized for her "excellent lyric soprano" and "beautiful presence on stage" (ResMusica) will sing the role of Pink's wife. Bellemare, Richer, and Bleau are reprising their roles from the world premiere, and all are making their Cincinnati Opera debuts.
All performances take place at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A free Opera Insights lecture is presented one hour prior to each performance.
For additional information, please visit cincinnatiopera.org or contact the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742.