NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 31
CINCINNATI, OH—Single tickets to select performances of Cincinnati Opera’s U.S. premiere production of Another Brick in the Wall are currently available in a limited engagement presale now through October 31. Ticket prices begin at $35. Tickets may be purchased at cincinnatiopera.org/the-wall or by calling the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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United States Premiere
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL
Original words and music by Roger Waters
Operatic version composed by Julien Bilodeau
Sung in English with projected supertitles
- Friday, July 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.*
- Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.*
- Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.*
Springer Auditorium, Music Hall
*Presale single tickets are available for performances on July 26, 28, and 31 only.
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, 48 chorus members, and a 70-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.
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.
Reprising his conducting role from the world premiere is Canadian Alain Trudel. 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. Set design is by Stéphane Roy, with costumes by Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. The video designer is Johnny Ranger, and the lighting design is by Étienne Boucher. Sound design and numeric orchestration are by Louis Dufort.
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Founded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the nation, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of grand opera every June and July. The company’s repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary masterworks brought to life by some of the world’s most dynamic performers and creative teams.
Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival runs June 14 through July 31, featuring Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, Claudio Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea, Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Laura Kaminsky’s As One, and the United States premiere of Another Brick in the Wall, based on the Pink Floyd album The Wall. Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 season is made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, Macy’s, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.