Pink Floyd‘s classic 1979 The Wall has been recreated into Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera, and will make its United States premiere in July 2018 after having huge success in Montreal over the weekend. The Pink Floyd inspired production will see the 70-piece Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, eight soloists, and 48 chorus members perform the opera alongside baritone Etienne Dupuis, who starred the role in the debut Montreal production.Based on the Canadian production’s success, the Cincinnati Opera artistic director Evan Mirageas had this to say: “There is no question about the melodies. The discovery is how those melodies have been transformed into genuine ‘opera speak.’” Even Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters attended the Opéra de Montréal for the world premiere, saying “I sat there not expecting to be moved, and I was moved.” Last year, he told Rolling Stone, “It had been my experience that experiments in collaboration between the worlds of rock and roll and the worlds of symphonic music were generally disastrous and should be embarked upon with extreme trepidation,” so his reaction to the production is even more convincing.The United States premiere will make its debut at the restored Cincinnati Music Hall in summer 2018.[via Rolling Stone]
11 Dryandras Court, Casuarina. 11 Dryandras Court, Casuarina.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They wanted to find somewhere that was very private that allowed them plenty of space,” Mr Witheriff said.“I had been speaking to them for a couple of months previously and we’d looked around at half a dozen other homes in the area.“We ruled out six other properties that were on the market.”He said they picked the property and negotiated a sale price with owner Nathan Johnston, who runs luxury home building company Measured Up Builders. 11 Dryandras Court, Casuarina.“It went to contract (within) a week of them seeing the property,” Mr Witheriff said.The home has soaring ceilings with full-length windows, a fireplace at the heart of its living area and Italian tiling in the bathrooms.The pool and basement with workshop, gym, store room and parking for six cars are standout features.Mr Witheriff said it was the highest beachfront sale recorded in Casuarina since before the global financial crisis. 11 Dryandras Court, Casuarina.A BEACHFRONT home at Casuarina has fetched more than $3 million in an off-market sale.The contemporary five-bedroom house, which was designed by Gold Coast architect Paul Uhlmann, was snapped up by a couple from Far North Queensland for $3.25 million.Marketing agent Nick Witheriff, of LJ Hooker Kingscliff, said they were determined to move to the Tweed Coast.
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