ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL: THE OPERA
Based on the lyrics and music of Roger Waters’ The Wall
Operatic version composed by Julien Bilodeau
Concept & Stage direction by Dominic Champagne
Toronto – Award-winning Another Brick In The Wall: The Opera, is a revolutionary opera based on Pink Floyd’s legendary 1979 album, Roger Waters’ distinguished work, The Wall. A gripping story, innovative video projections, and a thrilling score transform the iconic album into a psychological operatic drama, perfect for operagoers and rock fans alike.
The most powerful lyrical experience reunites Julien Bilodeau, composer of the new opera vision of work; and Dominic Champagne, director of this monumental 80s music endeavor. This timeless work, offered in an operatic adaptation, seemed ideal for an approach worthy of the theme. Soloists, chorus singers, orchestra and a team of exceptional design professionals will descend upon Toronto’s Sony Centre for Performing Arts, and infuse the work of Roger Waters’ The Wall with a new dimension.
Through the staging of the feelings of insanity and insulation of the main character Pink, The Wall represents the difficulties of a whole generation confronted with the destruction of its dreams and the world. The Wall is a psychological drama inspired by Roger Waters’ life. Pink realizes that he has also consented to the events that made him who he is. This fall is a celebration of free will, of libertarian optimism, of the hope for a break from a loss of common sense and lack of solidarity. Pink’s alienation and isolation, as the main character, in addition to the difficulties facing his entire generation regarding disillusionment, find a vehicle for expression in the total art form that is the opera.
Another Brick in The Wall: The Opera boasted a wildly successful world premiere in Montréal to sold-out audiences, drawing close to 29,000 spectators—record attendance for the Opéra de Montréal. Critically-lauded, generating infectious enthusiasm internationally, the U.S. premiere followed at the Cincinnati Opera this past July 2018 was the most successful presentation in 98 years’ history of the company.
Presale: Take advantage of the best seats at the best price during the pre-sale, starting today! Oct 16th – 18th, 2018
General Public: Oct 19th, 2018
Dates: November 13 – 14, 16 -17 and November 23, 2019
Price: $50.00- $190.00.
Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Toronto
Purchase Tickets: Tickets are available online at www.sonycentre.ca, by calling 1-855-872-7669, or in person at the following Civic Theatres Toronto box offices: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Box Office 27 Front St. E., Monday-Friday, 12pm – 6pm, Toronto Centre for the Arts Box Office, 5040 Yonge St., Tuesday-Saturday 1pm-6pm. Ticketmaster phone lines operate 9:30am – 8pm Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 8pm Sundays and holidays. On-line sales operate 24 hours per day.
About Les Productions Opéra Concept MP
Les Productions Opéra Concept MP has a mission to develop innovative, contemporary, and multidisciplinary opera projects. The intersection of rock and opera is natural at the beginning of the 21st century, a time when the various forms of performing arts are converging to create significant events. Les Productions Opéra Concept MP stands out as the first opera producer to propose an encounter between rock music and opera, seeking to immortalize a work born of this marriage of genres through the added dimension of newly composed music that maintains the original melodic lines. Further information: operaconceptmp.com
Further information about the show: anotherbrickopera.com