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 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 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 like operas, satirical points of view, silly shows.
Don't see it if You want to see a show with depth. One performer had a screechy voice. They wrote own bios and were very self indulgent, singing praises.
See it if .. to learn beginner's opera sung in English & some Spanglish in a shallow story that is adapted to modern day cliched political issue.
Don't see it if U don't want to ruin your remembrance of a great opera classic. U want to understand the lyrics clearly for 6 out of 10 words are NOT clear!
See it if You know the Marriage of Figaro and can appreciate the adaptation. The music is beautiful.
Don't see it if You tire of the same jokes that don't take a lot of thought.
See it if It would of been great if titles on screen were easier to read. Saw last year and enjoyed it more.
Don't see it if If you can't read title on screen
See it if you like comedy, and want to explore operas that are low stakes, meaning not long and in a foreign language.
Don't see it if you're uncomforable with superficial analysis of current events, humor that mocks deep issues, kitchy, OR want something more classical