January 16, 17, 18
The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in this multi-cultural adaptation of Mozart’s masterpiece. ¡Figaro! (90210) recasts the title character as an undocumented worker in a present-day Beverly Hills mansion. Mozart’s score is showcased with an entirely new English (and Spanglish) libretto by Vid Guerrerio. LA Opera’s world premiere staging follows New York concert presentations hailed as “blasphemous, brilliant… realistically contemporary and timelessly comic” (New York Times).
Venue: Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90027)
Information/tickets: LAOpera.org/Figaro90210 or 213.972.8001