¡Figaro! (90210)
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¡Figaro! (90210)
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¡Figaro! (90210) NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(151 Ratings)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (151)

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205 Reviews | 108 Followers
100
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if want to experience a wonderful updated version of a classic opera featuring a talented cast set in a muti-cultural America. Divine music!

Don't see it if you are not into opera with its musical flourishes and dramatic, and sometimes madcap comedy.

393 Reviews | 101 Followers
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 Read more

69 Reviews | 18 Followers
100
Enchanting, Great singing, Hilarious, Must see, Dizzying

See it if you love it when you never stop smiling from the very first moment of the play, except when you're belly-laughing. It's enchanting

Don't see it if you hate Mozart's music, even with a hilariously witty updated libretto, contemporary cultural references & plenty of raunch. Read more

91 Reviews | 11 Followers
98
Ambitious, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if you like opera and/or Mozart; you can laugh at the delight of tradition and revolution melding in an innovative explosion of joyous music!

Don't see it if you're stuck on formality; you have no sense of humor; and you have no empathy for the politics of today; you hate subtitles. Read more

120 Reviews | 12 Followers
98
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to have fun, enjoy Mozart's music in the back ground, want to laugh and have an all around good time.

Don't see it if You have a hard time understanding words that are sung in musicals. But there are subtitles at the top of the set.

70 Reviews | 33 Followers
96
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Masterful, Must see

See it if you are a fan of Mozart’s masterpiece. This version is set in present day, but is absolutely faithful to the original. Amazing!

Don't see it if no reason not to see this. Read more

175 Reviews | 24 Followers
96
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you are not really a fan of std. opera but want to experience it in a non-conventional- aka modernized, relatable and more entertaining way.

Don't see it if you don't want to give opera a chance even in its most modernized, simplified yet very entertaining form. It will be your loss though. Read more

87 Reviews | 20 Followers
96
Valiant, Fantastico, Enchanting, Funny, Must see

See it if for impressive execution in all aspects. Witty and Fresh adaptation of classical opera. As opera or Mozart enthusiast this one is must see,

Don't see it if you loathe opera and Mozart music. Would entertain only classical version staged as grand opera . Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

NY Theatre Guide
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 of fun on stage...Everyone is in great voice and it’s an extreme pleasure to experience their potent instruments…Director Melissa Crespo has done a sensational job of keeping the pace fast and funny.”
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The New York Times
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 music director, led an effective arrangement of the score for piano, which he played with a light touch and sensitivity, and five strings.”
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Theatre is Easy
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 get a rushed treatment…Those issues aside, Crespo is adept at keeping the frenzied antics going at a lively clip…Delivers trenchant commentary with an abundance of showmanship."
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Stage Buddy
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 Wolfgang would come back to life to applaud the production, be flattered by how the company has paid tribute to his legacy, and also roar from laughter along with the rest of the audience.”
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