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Pink Floyd opera to premiere at Montreal’s birthday bash

An opera version of Pink Floyd’s classic album The Wall will premiere in Montreal, Canada as part of the city’s 375th birthday celebrations.
Opera de Montreal will stage the ambitious production of Another Brick In The Wall at the city’s Place Des Arts.
Roger Waters, the band’s founder, will serve as the show’s librettist.
Ironically, part of Pink Floyd’s concept album was inspired after an incident at a 1977 concert at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, where Waters spat on a fan.
Announcing the news of the opera, Waters admits he wasn’t thrilled by the idea at first.
“I think my reply was somewhat dismissive,” he says. “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. But they were extremely persuasive.
“They played me some midi of what they had been working on and I confess, I sat there not expecting to be moved, and I was moved. So I approach this project with great enthusiasm.”

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