Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

¡Figaro! (90210)

From 150 member  reviews
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. 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.

2h 30m | Already closed | The Duke on 42nd Street (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (150)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful

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.

50
Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky, Silly, Overrated

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.

69
Clever, Cliched, Indulgent, Entertaining, Great staging

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.

69
Mildly funny, Operatic

See it if you like opera - farce

Don't see it if you do't like reading opera subtitles, expecting real comedy

66
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Disappointing

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.

69
Great singing, Cliched, Overrated, Great orchestra/music direction, Shallow script riding on current politics!

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!

Also The only highlight of this modern adaptation of Figaro is JUST the ori... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing, Slow

See it if You love opera's that have been tampered with.

Don't see it if You are an opera purist.

68
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want a night of comedy/if you like opera.

Don't see it if you're looking for depth/if you don't like opera.

65
Slow, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if You like opera, are bilingual (English and Spanish) and like closed caption.

Don't see it if You worked a long day or week

Also It is too long...the first 30 minutes can be deleted. Decent story...l... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, Confusing, Banal

See it if you enjoy Mozart's score as it is played beautifully by the 5 piece ensemble.

Don't see it if you are looking for fresh or clever humor.

59
Clever, Could not see screen to high and killed my neck left after 1 act

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

62
Funny, Great singing, Relevant, Overrated, Clever

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

For a previous production
69
Cliched, Masterful

See it if you like the Mozart opera

Don't see it if you are looking for catchy tunes


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 o...
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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 musi...
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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...
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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 Wo...
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