‘Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera’ To Have Its Toronto Premiere

By Nicole Kuchta

Montreal’s Productions Opéra Concept MP will soon present the Toronto premiere of Julien Bilodeau’s “Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera.” Performances will be held at Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre) from Nov. 13 – 23, 2019.

The opera, described in the press release as a “lyrical exploration of alienation, abandonment, and isolation — as symbolized by a wall,” will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s hit rock album “The Wall.”

The psychological drama, inspired by the life of Roger Waters, will feature eye-popping video projections and powerful vocal performances by more than a hundred Canadian artists, including Nathan Keoughan, France Bellemare, Caroline Bleau, and Jean-Michel Richer. Dominic Champagne directs, and Alain Trudel will lead the fifty-one piece orchestra.

“More than fifty-six percent of the audience at our world premiere in Montreal were first time opera-goers and forty-six percent of the audience at our US premiere in Cincinnati had never attended an opera before. Both cities gave us two incredible standing ovations,” stated CEO & Founder of Productions Opéra Concept MP Pierre Dufour. “This exciting reimagining of Waters’ timeless lyrics will allow audiences to discover fresh insights into some of the most popular music ever written, while introducing them to a new genre of art.”