#AtGBoheme — A modern love story sung in English. At a bar.

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 fall, we tour the fully-staged remount of our acclaimed, groundbreaking English “transladaptation” of the Puccini classic. Presenting to between Banff and Toronto; ending at the historic Tranzac Club.  This tour is in partnership with Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and CBC Arts.

The story is set in modern-day. We’re not at Café Momus, but at your local: the most comforting bar in the heart of the city. This is La Bohème. Experience it (with a beer in hand) for the first time.

#AtGBoheme is sung in English, with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany. The performance is 2.5 hours with two intermissions.

Watch our La Bohème Livestream


November 4 & 5 — Whitehorse, Yukon
November 7 — Dawson City, Yukon
October 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24 & 25 — Tranzac Club, Toronto, Ontario
September 27 — Banff, Alberta

September 28 — Calgary, Alberta
September 30 — Medicine Hat, Alberta
October 1 — Regina, Saskatchewan
October 2 — Brandon, Manitoba
October 4 — Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 5 — Kenora, Ontario
October 6 — Thunder Bay, Ontario
October 8 — Sudbury, Ontario


Purchase Yukon tickets here.


Happening at bars across Canada
The Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y2

Gallery (2019 Production)


AtG is bringing opera to bars across Canada through their ‘transladapted’ LA BOHEME | National Post 2019
“They do things very, very differently at Against the Grain — and the idea, indeed the philosophy, is to make opera more casual, approachable and fun”

REVIEW: “Transladapted” BOHEME offers fresh, intimate production for national tour| Schmopera 2019
“AtG offers a vehicle through which the magic of Puccini’s beloved score will continue to draw audiences, big and small.”

Against the Grain’s La Bohème is back for round 2 | The Globe and Mail 2017
“The show was a hit and the company that presented it announced itself as a force to be reckoned with in Toronto and Canada’s musical/operatic scene.”

This LA BOHEME belongs in the bar | The Toronto Star 2011
“A bold debut production for a fledgling company whose goal is to reinterpret the theatrical experience.”

Creative Team

Joel Ivany

Stage Director & Librettist

David Eliakis

Music Director

Adriana Bogaard

Set & Costume Designer

Kaitlyn Smith

Stage Manager

Imogen Wilson

Creative Designer

Rebecca Durocher

Tour Manager

 Hyejin Kwon

Music Director, Yukon Performances

Kim Bartink

Assistant Set & Costume Designer


Marcel d’Entremont


Jonelle Sills


Clarence Frazer


Danika Lorèn


Andrew Adridge


Giles Tomkins


Greg Finney


Carl Lyons


Gewndolyn Yearwood

Mimi, Yukon Performances

Madison Angus

Musetta, Yukon performances

Noah Grove

Schaunard, Yukon Performances