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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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
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