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.
“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.” Full Review
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.” Full Review
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." Full Review
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.” Full Review
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
See it if You want to see something totally fresh and new - Mozart's score with hilarious and clever new lyrics and plot; timely topics; good message
Don't see it if You're a purist when it comes to theater; you don't like a bit of silliness now and then; you don't like musicals
See it if You enjoy opera and appreciate the humor transformed from the genius of Mozart to current issues. Absolutely delightful. Magical production.
Don't see it if You are not an opera fan and have difficulty following super titles
See it if You want to see a hilarious and insightful take on The Marriage of Figaro, or if you'd like to have a wonderful night out.
Don't see it if You don't like classical singing, don't like to laugh, don't like fast-paced entertainment.
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.
See it if you would like an incredible rethinking of Mozart's classic, The Marriage of Figaro. This is a current day opera and cleverly HILARIOUS.
Don't see it if you don't like operas, or don't think that an updating of a classic piece is inappropriate.
See it if an amazingly entertaining updated version of Mozart's masterwork with a relevant nod to today's hysteria surrounding immigration. Well done!
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy opera, or if you do love opera but are offended by up-dated plots, then stay away from this. BUT it is BRILLIANT.
See it if you are already an avid fan of Mozart and his works, and love seeing classics being adapted to tell more modern stories.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of opera, don't speak Spanish (or dislike hearing it), or if you don't like modernizing classic works.
See it if you love great music and a great production with outstanding artistry
Don't see it if Mozart leaves you cold or if you greatly dislike classical music
Also If you think you don't like opera this may tell you otherwise!
See it if you like beautiful music, a timely story, and lots of laughs! This show brings Mozart to the modern day and keeps it fun. SEE THIS SHOW!
Don't see it if you don't like music, or hate "illegals". Actually, see it anyway; hopefully it will make you think.
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