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March 22, 2023 8:00PM—March 26, 2023 10:15PM • Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

The Unruly Tourists are back! (this time on the stage)


Performance Dates:

22 March (Preview) – 8:00pm
23, 24, 26 March – 8:00pm
25 March – 2:30pm & 8:00pm

Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins (including a 20 minute interval)

Music composed by Luke Di Somma, with libretto by The Fan Brigade – Livi Reihana (Ngāti Raukawa and Te Arawa) and Amanda Kennedy.

After a pandemic-forced rescheduling, New Zealand Opera is at last preparing to stage a highly anticipated new opera comedy based on the real-life case of the “unruly tourists” who “terrorised” parts of New Zealand in 2019, making international headlines and landing the visitors in local courtrooms.

Presented by New Zealand Opera and Auckland Arts Festival at the Bruce Mason Centre, in Takapuna where it all started, The Unruly Tourists breaks opera stereotypes and promises to spark conversation and reflection long after the curtain goes down.


Andrew Grainger, Ebony Andrew, Frith Horan, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Joshua Cramond, Marley Grgicevich and William Kelly.


Alex Matangi, Catrin Johnsson, Chris McRae, Georgia Jamieson-Emms, Matthew Kereama, Morag Atchison, Robert Tucker, Shiddharth Chand and Tayla Alexander.

Start time

March 22, 2023 8:00PM

End time

March 26, 2023 10:15PM


Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
The Promenade, Takapuna, Takapuna Beach 0622