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.
Sung in English. New English libretto by Joel Ivany.
Photos courtesy of Nikola Novak.