Past Event10 Mar - 13 Mar 2022

The Unruly Tourists

No longer available

Bruce Mason Centre

Classical music

UPDATE 9 Feb 2022:  A Statement from New Zealand Opera General Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess

We are all extremely disappointed that The Unruly Tourists as a part of Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki/Auckland Arts Festival in March cannot proceed as planned given the limitations of the red traffic light setting at this time and the predicted impact of Omicron over the next few months. Development workshop rehearsals taking place last week and this week with our talented cast have shown me that audiences - including those who already love opera as well as those who are to experience it for the first time - will love the witty, contemporary and intelligent writing. This is a dynamic and immersive piece of comic theatre that I believe is too good not to be appreciated as live performance. We are currently working on a postponement date for this premiere season. 

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In a tale from living memory, a flock of badly-behaved tourists spread a trail of rubbish and fuel a national obsession.  

A genre-defying comedy opera that will spark conversation long after the curtain goes down, The Unruly Tourists is written by the award-winning duo of Livi Reihana and Amanda Kennedy (The Fan Brigade) and composed by Luke Di Somma.  Performed at the Bruce Mason Centre near Takapuna Beach, where it all started, The Unruly Tourists breaks all the stereotypes you think you know about opera, and will make you question the power the media holds. 

Presented by New Zealand Opera and Auckland Arts Festival - Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki, The Unruly Tourists breaks all the stereotypes you think you know about opera, and will spark conversation long after the curtain goes down.

Cast (in alphabetical order):
Tayla Alexander, Joel Amosa, Ebony Andrew, Sid Chand, Byron Coll, Georgia Jamieson Emms, Andrew Grainger, Clare Hood, William Kelly, Matthew Kereama, Jake Macken, Chris McRae, Bryony Skillington, Robert Tucker, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Te Ohorere Williams.

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This opera is an artistic and critical work. Not all depictions or statements are based on true events.


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