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¡Figaro! (90210)

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Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful

About the show

The Duke on 42nd Street presents an encore run of this modern riff on Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro,' which recasts the opera as a madcap comedy about citizenship in today's America. More…

Undocumented workers Figaro and Susana can't wait to get married. But on their way to the altar they'll have to navigate a world of lecherous bosses, Botoxed starlets, pothead gardeners—and a whole lot of sexting—in this freshly comic English (and Spanglish) translation of the classic opera that celebrates the great American values of diversity and equality.

2h 30m | Already closed | The Duke on 42nd Street (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (150)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful
86
Avg Score

90
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Relevant, Delightful

See it if you want to hear great voices and lovely live music (Mozart's!). Most of the new lyrics/plot work. It's a little long, but worth the time.

Don't see it if you hate operatic voices (altho the lyrics are in English and have supertitles). I didn't know what to expect...and I had a great time!

Also Go quickly; the run is short. There's so much talent in this productio... Read more Read less

69
Great singing, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Banal

See it if You want to see an opera version of Forbidden Broadway. The singing was good (I think...honestly I'm not an opera fan so it's hard to judge)

Don't see it if You don't like opera. Its supposed to be a funny take on Figaro, but if you don't know it, you won't get it. It just seemed silly to me.

92
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Great writing, Relevant

See it if One of the very best shows off Broadway now is this operatic spoof of The Marriage of Figaro updated to reflect politics of our time.

Don't see it if You won't enjoy this if you don't like listening to real operatic voices and if a traditional length show of 2+ hours is not for you.

81
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if love the opera Marriage of Figaro. A very clever and funny modern take on the opera. This is the complete opera with all the music.

Don't see it if don't like opera or modern takes on opera. Voices not Met quality but good enough for this venue. Really witty lyrics.

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You like the unexpected and opera music;a new twist to Mozart's mayhem; Terrific cast & relevance to immigration today.

Don't see it if You expect a traditional Mozart operatic production;(note the 90210 after the title);do not like "raunchy"; hate parodies

Also Do not miss this production. The singers are terrific, and the lyrics ... Read more Read less

89
Charming and fresh., Entertaining, Great singing, Clever adaptation, Relevant and fun.

See it if Love Mozart, opera buffa, a new take on an old tale, comedy that stops shy of farce, excellent diverse cast with acting chops & A+ voices.

Don't see it if Don't like Mozart/opera AT ALL, or contemporary staging of a classic. Worth seeing if even slightly open to it. Delightful/relevant/fun. Go.

Also There are some standout performances, but the entire ensemble is delig... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if the idea of a contemporary version of Mozart's Figaro does not offend you; you have a good sense of humor, silliness is not a turn off.

Don't see it if messing with Figaro, the opera, angers your sensibilities; you prefer opera with fussy costumes and sets; you have so sense of humor.

Also I'm not an opera fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed this production. I do l... Read more Read less

82
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Relevant

See it if Mozart's music with a clever libretto updated to reflect the political issues of our time. Immigration, racism, class, money and power.

Don't see it if You don't like operatic singing and a plot with characters that seem a little foolish.

81
Great adaptation, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Great music

See it if Mozart, updated classic, current satire, opera conventions, terrific 6 piece orchestra, mostly great singers, multiracial cast thrill you

Don't see it if opera's community theatre acting standards/conventions, opera itself, would keep you away

85
Mozart in.california -- comic opera updated

See it if Marriage of Figaro is your favorite Mozart opera. Piano and 5 strings play the traditional score. Talented opera singers cavort in hilarity

Don't see it if you are not an opera fan. Susana & Figaro are illegals. Clever take on the traditional plot. Delightful music, singing, acting and staging

85
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Relevant, Quirky

See it if you like opera, Mozart, cleverly updated libretto relevant to today's political climate. Lyrics use current vernacular in inventive ways.

Don't see it if you are an opera purist or think you don't like opera. This may change your mind.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You want to laugh. You want to have a fun night out. You like Opera type musicals or even you don't I think you can enjoy this show.

Don't see it if You don't want to be entertained. You don't want to laugh. You are offended by remarks about "illegals". You are too serious about life.

50
Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky, Silly, Overrated

See it if you enjoy classical music. You will recognize enough of the score to keep you entertained throughout the silly lyrics/rhymes and ok singing.

Don't see it if you're a classical-music purist. The show is confusing & silly (only occasionally funny). The "translation" is NOT an actual translation.

76
Great singing, Creative, intersting, Romantic

See it if you love a hip modern operatic version of Mozart's Figaro moved 2 modern day LA, with the storyline about undocumented immigrants surviving

Don't see it if you are not a lover of opera sung in English and Spanish with the music of Mozart set to 21st century lyrics.

93
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy imaginative new twists on classic plays and musicals. This new vision was brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Don't see it if You prefer shows that don't stray from the classic approach to opera. But it's worth it to have an open mind and see it anyway.

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy light entertainment by talented singers and actors.

Don't see it if you dislike opera.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You enjoy Mozart opera done with a hysterical modern translation by lush young singers

Don't see it if You like your opera the way it was done when it premiered . ..or hate opera.

Also I'm a sucker for original concepts when done well with consistency . T... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great singing, Funny

See it if Originality, fantastic voices in creative adaptation of a classic opera interest you.

Don't see it if You are a classicist and only enjoy the original Figaro.

Also Don't let the fact that this is an opera deter you. This show will cha... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you adore Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" but can appreciate a competently staged and performed modern parody with current relevance.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy long opera or musical theatre or other than authentic original opera productions, or if graphic language/themes offend you.

100
Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Relevant, Great singing & staging

See it if To experience opera as intended — contemporary, topical, very funny and very much in this moment, a living thing. A wonderful show, go.

Don't see it if No reasons not to: beautifully played & sung Mozart; it's funny; it humanizes immigrants & illegals, celebrates the mess of diversity we are

Also For most of us, opera can consist of a wash of vowel sounds and gorgeo... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you love great musical theater and/or opera. I thought the libretto was brilliant in this updated very relevant Marriage of Figaro,

Don't see it if you don't like Mozart

Also supported by excellent performers with great voices, a wonderful set -... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful

See it if You want Mozart with a modern twist, a great cast, a fun evening out, a wonderful orchestra and LOL moments. Loved it!

Don't see it if You don't like opera in any form.

Also Took a friend who generally does not like opera and she walked out sin... Read more Read less

73
Frenetic, Clever, Dizzying, Good music (actually mozart), Broad comedy

See it if you like to see classics updated. Small orchestra does a great job. If you are interested in contemporary issues told through opera.

Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish or if it bothers you not to understand everything. Some stereotyping. A bit too frenetic and over the top for me.

Also There are supertitles throughout the show, which were helpful (althoug... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you enjoy laughing; you'd enjoy seeing a comic opera performed as if it were a musical comedy; you'll enjoy very creative use of a classic.

Don't see it if you're an opera purist; don't like modern adaptations of a classic and/or plays that raise political questions.

89
Great singing, Relevant, Delightful, Clever, Funny

See it if you want to have a fun evening, hear great singing accompanied by a fantastic orchestra, be absorbed and entertained as the plot unfolds.

Don't see it if you only like standard opera and don’t want to see a modern version sung in English, addressing current political issues

Also I sat in the front row and was surprised that so much of the singing w... Read more Read less


April 12th, 2017
“It’s so relevant it feels like it could have been written for this morning’s 'Times' editorial. It’s 2017, it’s right now, and it’s riveting…We are laughing all the way through, but there is a sharp bite underneath…All of the leads give captivating performances and they seem to be having a lot o...
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March 30th, 2016
for a previous production “An audacious and entertaining adaptation…The performance won laughs galore and a big ovation…I’ll bet Mozart would have loved this show…Crespo, the stage director, keeps the action flowing and the antics in check so that the inner lives of these winning characters emerge. Raphael Fusco, the musi...
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March 29th, 2016
for a previous production “The multi-ethnic cast of fourteen are standout singers…Guerrerio has done a masterful job not only of making an 18th-century opera relevant for modern audiences, but also of hitting a lot of marks during this election season…Some of the plot threads are underdeveloped and a few of the characters...
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March 24th, 2016
for a previous production “The updated libretto is a treasure chest of comedic gems...The musical direction by Raphael Fusco is exceptional…Most special of all in ‘Figaro! (90210)’ is how the show delivers a message of unity that’s political, and also essentially all about common sense…It’s safe to assume that dear old Wo...
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