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375MTL: World premiere of “Another Brick in the Wall – The Opera

A dapper Roger Waters was on hand for the Opéra de Montréal’s media launch of Another Brick In The Wall – The Opera, based on Waters’ legendary work The Wall. The opera version composed by Julien Bilodeau is based on Waters’ lyrics and music, and will have its world premiere in Montréal in March 2017 as part of the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations. The seed for Waters’ iconic 1979 masterpiece The Wall was planted in 1977 when Waters infamously spat on a fan at a Pink Floyd concert at Olympic Stadium, where the Opéra de Montréal also launched its 2016-2017 season at a press conference with Waters in attendance. “It will be 40 years next year since I famously spat at one of you,” says Waters. “When I was approached by this wonderful team to take part in this project, I think my reply was dismissive in that it had been my experience that collaborations between the worlds of rock and roll and symphonic music and the classical world were generally disastrous. But [the Opéra de Montréal] were extremely persuasive. They came down to New York for a meeting and Julien [Bilodeau] played me what he had already started working… / Read More →

Montreal Fall Arts & Culture Guide

This fall, Montreal lives up to its reputation for showcasing international and homegrown artistic and cultural creations, whether at festivals or stand-alone shows. See the latest in world cinema, innovative twists on ballet, comedic opera, family-friendly circus, Shakespearean symphony, dynamic contemporary dance and visual art…

C2-MTL 2013: Commerce, creativity, culture and cool

In Montreal, C2 stands for commerce and creativity, as in C2-MTL, an annual gathering of leading innovators from a broad spectrum of industry who have but one thing on their minds: finding creative answers to commercial questions. And, especially this year, C2 also stands for culture and cool…