Based on the lyrics and music of Roger Waters's The Wall. Operatic version composed by Julien Bilodeau. Stage direction by Dominic Champagne.

Preview

 

Language: 
English (Subtitles : French and English)
Duration: 
3H

Summary

An opera happening to mark the 375th anniversary of Montreal: Roger Water’s legendary work, The Wall, on the opera stage! The premiere of this adaptation on the Montreal stage is highly significant, as it was after a concert at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium in 1977 that Roger Waters got the idea for the project. Starting out as a concept album (1979) and then a film (1982), The Wall is a psychological drama inspired by Roger Waters’ life. Through a depiction of Pink’s feelings of alienation and isolation, The Wall is representative of the difficulties of an entire generation, whose members are faced with the collapse of their dreams and the world they know.

Multimedia

Musical excerpts

Another Brick In The Wall - The opera - Musical excerpts

The clip was recorded with a reduced chorus
and a digital audio simulation orchestra.

Composer

Julien Bilodeau  >

Julien Bilodeau was born in Quebec in 1974 and is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal...

Librettist

Roger Waters  >

Roger Waters co-founded Pink Floyd in the mid-1960s.  Under his guidance as lyricist and principal composer, the group made a series of best-selling albums including The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall...

Stage Director

Dominic Champagne  >

A prolific playwright, director, scriptwriter, and actor—as well as the co-founder and artistic director of Théâtre Il Va Sans Dire—, Dominic Champagne has left his mark on over a hundred shows...

Synopsis

  • Synopsis

    Following his father’s death in the Second World War and the continued abuse of his teachers and mother, Pink cuts himself off from the world around him. The break-up of his marriage is the final brick in the metaphorical wall he has built. When his very survival depends on it, will Pink be able to tear down his inner wall?

In the media

“What I’ve heard so far is extremely impressive,” said Roger Waters.

- Brendan Kelly

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