Past Event22 Mar - 26 Mar 2023

The Unruly Tourists

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Bruce Mason Centre


Experience a brand-new, irreverent work by New Zealand Opera which smashes all the stereotypes you think you know about opera.

The show follows a young female journalist forging her career when she finds herself in a media storm as a group of badly behaved tourists leave a trail of destruction on a local beach.

Part of the 2023 Auckland Arts Festival and written by the award-winning comedy duo of Livi Reihana and Amanda Kennedy (The Fan Brigade), this genre-defying comedy brings together a New Zealand cast and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in a re-imagined round theatre cabaret-style experience at Takapuna’s Bruce Mason Centre.

Expect raucous comedy, satire, action, and good old-fashioned Kiwi humour intertwined with soaring melodies and riveting chorus ensembles.

This world premiere is guaranteed to spark conversation and debate, long after the curtain falls.

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

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