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Why this? Why now?

Any overly rigid adaptation risks repeating the mistakes of its source material while adding new ones. And the new work must also justify its arrival—why this? And why now? Another Brick in the Wall, Opera de Montreal’s new opera treatment of Pink Floyd’s seminal 1979 rock album The Wall, is untroubled by such questions. Despite the flamboyant angst of its subject, the manchild rock star Pink, Another Brick In The Wall has the self-assurance of a signed merchandizing contract.