The AtG production that started it all, and uprooted opera from the opera house. Our modern adaptation and English translation of the Puccini classic shifted the tale of struggling artists to the present-day, and unfolded entirely inside a historic dive bar in the heart of Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.
This May 2017, we present a fully-staged remount of our acclaimed, groundbreaking English “transladaptation” of the Puccini classic and bring it home to the historic Tranzac Club. Joel Ivany directs, and Topher Mokrzewski music directs. Featuring the University of Toronto Opera Chorus.
The story is set in modern-day Toronto. We’re not at Café Momus, but at The Tranzac Club: the most comforting dive bar in the heart of the Annex. This is La Bohème. Experience it (with a beer in hand) for the first time.
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Doors open 7:30pm. Rush line for non-ticket holders begins as early as 7pm outside the Tranzac. At 8pm, the performance begins.
Seating is cabaret style, on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations, except media seats. But, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 647-367-8943 if you have any special seating concerns or questions. Accessible seating is available, and the venue is wheel-chair friendly.
#AtGBoheme is sung in English, with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany. The performance is 2.5 hours with one 30-minute intermission.
Photos courtesy of Nikola Novak. Graphic Design Eitan Zohar. Illustration Jessie Durham. Video Andrew Martin-Smith.