Hailed by The New York Times as "audacious and entertaining" and by Opera News as "dynamic, thought-provoking, respectful, and, yes, hilarious" this up-to-the-minute take on "The Marriage of Figaro" recasts Mozart’s masterpiece as a multicultural musical celebration of what it really means to be an American.
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, bumbling human traffickers, ambitious hip-hoppers, and pothead gardeners in a wild adventure that highlights how much life has – and hasn't – changed in the 200 years since the original premiered.
José Adán Pérez as Figaro & Samarie Alicea as Susana
in ¡Figaro! (90210) at The Duke on 42nd Street.
Photo by Ken Howard
"Fearlessly written...and uproariously funny," (NYT) this audience favorite and critical hit can be seen in a new production as part of Chautauqua Opera's 2019 Season after sold out performances on both coasts, including with LA Opera, where it was praised by the International Review of Music as "a delicious musical confection worthy of the Broadway stage."
Start planning your trip to Chautauqua now so you can experience what has been called "the world's most perfect opera" in a fresh and funny English (and Spanglish!) translation that celebrates the values of diversity, equality... and comedy... that have always made America great!
Samarie Alicea, José Adán Pérez, Ethan Herschenfeld, Sahoko Sato Timpone & Lori Mirabal in
¡Figaro! (90210) at The Dukeon 42nd Street.
Photo by Ken Howard
The April 2017 revival of ¡Figaro! (90210) at The Duke on 42nd Street was made possible by
Hazimemos/Libbby; Wedgewood Partners, Inc; Silver Lane Advisors; RiverPark Capital; Joyce Idema; Bill & Pat Gillula.
¡Figaro! (90210) is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of ¡Figaro! (90210) must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The company of ¡Figaro! (90210) at The Duke on 42nd Street. Photo by Ken Howard.