Harvard Goes to the Opera
Attend the US Premier of "Another Brick in the Wall" with the Harvard Club
July 28, 2018 in Springer Auditorium, Music Hall
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL
Original words and music by Roger Waters. Operatic version composed by Julien Bilodeau.
Sung in English with projected titles
Performance length: 2 hours, including one intermission
Rated R for adult themes including drug and alcohol use, sexual situations, and violence
In July, Cincinnati Opera presents the United States premiere of Another Brick in the Wall, based on the legendary Pink Floyd album The Wall, brought to full operatic realization in a stunning multimedia production that earned standing ovations at every performance of its sold-out world premiere run at Canada’s Opéra de Montréal.
Choose any available seats for July 28 then email us that you are coming. We will be arranging a pre-concert gathering.
Open to the Harvard community and our Ivy/Seven Sister friends.
• Beginning on Wednesday April 11th at 10:00 am go to the website www.cincinnatiopera.org to purchase tickets with a 20% discount for the July 28th performance of Another Brick in the Wall. The discount will not be valid for any other performance date. Prices range from $56-$144.
• Tickets may be purchased in any price range. A convenience fee of $4 per ticket will be applied for online orders, phone orders, and Will Call pickup. A 3.5% per-ticket facility fee will be applied for all orders. To avoid Will Call lines and fees, request print-at-home or mailed tickets.
• The promo code to use is Harvard, this code is not cap sensitive. **Plug in this code at the beginning of the ordering process! Once you reach the calendar page, the box to plug in the promo code is located on the top right hand side of the page.
• If a member has any issues with the promo code they must call us before ordering, if they place an order at full price we will be unable to issue a refund, but we are more than happy to help them if they call the box office at 513-241-2742.
There is great availability, so folks that call starting April 11 or even the next week should get fabulous seats in the area of their choice, with the exception of limited view seating. If you have any questions let me know. Also remind your members they are welcome to call the box office to order if they are not comfortable ordering on-line.
Cheers-- Lori Hiltenbeitel, Cincinnati Opera
Summary: 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.
about the opera...
Transforming Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall onto the operatic stage, Another Brick in the Wall tells the semi-autobiographical story of a rock star’s troubled journey after an incident with a concertgoer at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium in 1977. Another Brick in the Wall completely transforms Roger Waters’s original work into a standard operatic form, with eight soloists, 48 chorus members, and a 70-piece orchestra. The opera received its world premiere at Opéra de Montréal in March 2017, with ten sold-out performances. Cincinnati Opera is a co-producer of the opera with Productions Opéra Concept M.P., Inc., led by executive director Pierre Dufour.
Singing the role of the progressive-rock superstar Pink is rising Canadian baritone Nathan Keoughan in his Cincinnati Opera debut. Canadian soprano France Bellemare will sing the role of Pink’s mother. A finalist in the 2015 Montreal International Music Competition, Times Argus hailed Bellemare’s performance as exploding with “exhilarating beauty and passion.” Singing the role of Pink’s father is French-Canadian tenor Jean-Michel Richer. Canadian soprano Caroline Bleau, recognized for her “excellent lyric soprano” and “beautiful presence on stage” (ResMusica) will sing the role of Pink’s wife. Bellemare, Richer, and Bleau are reprising their roles from the world premiere, and will all make their Cincinnati Opera debuts.
Reprising his conducting role from the world premiere is Canadian Alain Trudel. The concept and stage direction for the production was created by Dominic Champagne, renowned for his work on such Cirque de Soleil productions as LOVE, Varekai, and Zumanity. Set design is by Stéphane Roy, with costumes by Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt. The video designer is Johnny Ranger, and the lighting design is by Étienne Boucher. Sound design and numeric orchestration are by Louis Dufort.