first_imgPink 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]last_img read more