U.S. Premiere
another brick in the wall

July 20, 21, 26, 28 & 31 | 7:30 p.m.
Music Hall

Original words and music by Roger Waters

Operatic version composed by Julien Bilodeau
Concept & stage direction by Dominic Champagne
A Productions Opéra Concept MP & Cincinnati Opera co-production

Sung in English with projected titles
Performance length: 2 hours
Rated R for adult themes including drug and alcohol use, sexual situations, and violence

The award-winning new opera

In the glare of the spotlight, Pink finds himself as he’s always been: alone. As the disillusioned rock star wrestles with memories of his troubled childhood and the pressures of fame, he cuts himself off from the world around him. When his very survival depends on it, Pink must confront his inner demons and tear down the wall.

After a wildly successful world premiere in Montreal, Cincinnati Opera presents the U.S. premiere of this “powerful” (Rolling Stone) new opera based on Pink Floyd’s legendary 1979 album The Wall. A gripping story, eye-popping video projections, and a thrilling score transform the iconic album into a psychological operatic drama, perfect for operagoers and rock fans alike. Featuring an international cast of soloists, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.


Cast & Creative Team

Pink  Nathan Keoghan
The Mother  France Bellemare
The Wife  Caroline Bleau
Vera Lynn  Reilly Nelson
The Father  Jean-Michel Richer
The Teacher  Brandon Scott Russell
The Prosecutor  Michael Young
The Judge  James Eder

Conductor  Alain Trudel
Stage Director  Suzanne Crocker
Scenic Designer  Stéphane Roy
Costume Designer  Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt
Lighting Designer  Anne-Catherine Simard-Deraspe
Original Lighting Designer  Étienne Boucher
Video Designer  Johnny Ranger
Video Programmer  Olivier Ouellet
Sound Designer & Numeric Orchestration  Louis Dufort
Props Master  Madeleine Saint-Jacques
Theatrical Advisor  Normand Baillargeon
Wig & Make-up Designer  James Geier
Chorus Master  Henri Venanzi
Choreographer  Oğulcan Borova

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Another Brick in the Wall—The Opera is based solely on Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall and is not intended to convey any explicit political views or opinions.