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

86%
(151 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (151)

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
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! Read more

946 Reviews | 387 Followers
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.

647 Reviews | 95 Followers
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.

463 Reviews | 128 Followers
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.

456 Reviews | 127 Followers
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

431 Reviews | 131 Followers
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. Read more

406 Reviews | 188 Followers
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 Read more

431 Reviews | 127 Followers
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. 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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