Check Out This Avant-Garde Adaptation of ‘La Bohème’ Set in Modern-Day Williamsburg


So this is a cool project: a group of young opera singers have adapted Puccini’s classic opera La Bohème (also the source material for Rent) into the contemporary world of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. But unlike other high-profile remakes of La Bohème, The Bohemians is actually an opera (with some tango and jazz thrown in), sung in the original Italian, and attempts, in the words of Producer Adam Margulies, to “create a new world for an old piece.” Watch the teaser video after the jump, and then if this sounds as fascinating to you as it does to us, consider helping the creators fund their post-production on Kickstarter.