Don Pasquale

“Happiness is a theatrical adaptation that successfully reinvents the original. Don Pasquale has a new English libretto by Bari Biern that adds hilariously fresh comedy to the wonderful music.”

- DC Metro Theatre Arts

 

“And a special hat tip goes - as it so often does - to Bari Biern, who managed to turn out a terrific (and occasionally risqué), accessible, contemporary English libretto, including a notable profusion of witty rhyming couplets. Brava!”

- Communities Digital News

DON

GIOVANNI

 "Biern wrote the hilarious Wild West version of Abduction from the Seraglio and she does it again - effortlessly transforming Giovanni into an itinerant American preacher. ...One of the best productions of the year." 

- DC Metro Theatre Arts

"Biern cleverly updates Tirso de Molina's 17th-century cape and sword plot, juicy lyrics... I felt like cheering every show-stopper. A must see."

- DC Theatre Scene

The Marriage  Of Figaro: Las Vegas Version

 "Bari Biern's lyric work astonishes... Here's hoping that she'll continue to provide lyrics for many an opera and musical, for she's got her eye and ear on craft, and her comic gifts are considerable."

- Theatermania.com

ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

"Biern's adaptation turned out to be rip-roarin', double-barreled fun."

- Theatermania.com

“In Series and Bari Biern transport Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio to the Wild West!”

- The Washington Post

 

“I loved the way Biern...stays true to the source…Abduction is a brilliant collaboration.”

- DC Theatre Scene

Puccini's gianni schicchi!

 "Best of all, the cleverly updated and still-witty libretto has been recast in English by the amazingly talented Bari Biern."

- The Washington Times

"Librettist Bari Biern, brilliantly translates the Italian libretto into easy-to-understand English, capturing the needling wit, wordplay and the double meanings... Better yet, Biern heightens the humor by Americanizing the libretto."

- DC Theatre Scene