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Press Release: LA Opera adds performance of ¡Figaro! (90210)

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Figaro Unbound 2015

LA Opera adds extra performance of
¡Figaro! (90210)

Sunday, January 18, at 7pm 

Sharp new take on The Marriage of Figaro, updated
to present-day L.A., launches Figaro Unbound,
a three-month exploration of the revolutionary spirit

(Los Angeles) January 14, 2015 — Due to overwhelming ticket demand, LA Opera has scheduled an additional performance of ¡Figaro! (90210), a multicultural, contemporary adaptation of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), which recasts the title character and his fiancée as undocumented Mexican workers in the present-day Beverly Hills mansion of a real estate mogul and his actress wife. ¡Figaro! (90210) showcases Mozart’s score with an entirely new English (and Spanglish) libretto by Vid Guerrerio.

LA Opera presents this world premiere staging, directed by Melissa Crespo, at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (4800 Hollywood Blvd., 90027) from January 16 through 18. The added performance will take place at 7pm on Sunday, January 18.

Performance Location, Dates and Ticket Information
There will be four performances of ¡Figaro!  (90210) at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90027:

•    Friday, January 16, 2015, at 7:30pm
•    Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 7:30pm
•    Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 2pm
•    Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 7pm

Tickets cost $21 and $37 and can be purchased in person at the LA Opera Box Office (located at 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012), online at LAOpera.org or by calling 213.972.8001.

For more about ¡Figaro! (90210), including artist bios and ticket information, please visit LAOpera.org/Figaro90210.

To access the press photo gallery, featuring photographs of the artists, please click here.

About Figaro Unbound
¡Figaro! (90210)
will serve as the launch for Figaro Unbound: Culture, Power and Revolution at Play. This three-month, citywide exploration of the revolutionary spirit is inspired by LA Opera's upcoming performances of the Figaro Trilogy: Corigliano's The Ghosts of VersaillesRossini's The Barber of Seville and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. With a variety of programming for all ages, Figaro Unbound will investigate the ongoing relevance of Figaro and his legacy. For a complete listing of events, please visit LAOpera.org/FigaroUnbound.

LA Opera Media Contacts:
Gary Murphy, Director of Communications and Public Relations
gmurphy@laopera.org | 213.972.7554

Shannita Williams, Associate Director of Communications, Social Media
shannita@laopera.org | 213.972.7347

 

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