“A piece of commissioning genius… There has already been more hype and interest in The Unruly Tourists than anything New Zealand Opera has done in years.” (NewstalkZB)
In a tale from living memory, a flock of badly-behaved tourists spread a trail of rubbish, fuel a national obsession, make international headlines and land the visitors in local courtrooms.
This genre-defying comedy is written by the award-winning duo of Livi Reihana and Amanda Kennedy (The Fan Brigade), composed by Luke Di Somma and directed by Thomas de Mallet Burgess.
Presented by New Zealand Opera and Auckland Arts Festival in an immersive production at the Bruce Mason Centre, The Unruly Tourists takes you to Takapuna, where it all started and then smashes all the stereotypes you think you know about opera. This witty, irreverent, and caustically observed work will spark conversation and debate long after the curtain goes down.
This opera is an artistic and critical work. Not all depictions or statements are based on true events.
Parental guidance is recommended; it Contains strong language.