Sun & Sea

6 - 8 JANUARY

$39 + BF

Sydney Town Hall 483 George Street Sydney 2000

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An award-winning opera-performance in the sand

Government Partners

City of Sydney NSW Government Destination NSW
RUGILĖ BARZDŽIUKAITĖ, VAIVA GRAINYTĖ & LINA LAPELYTĖ
Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice Biennale, this contemporary English-language opera-performance in the round, also in the sand, confronts themes of climate emergency with humour and power.

Viewed from the balcony above in a playful transformation of Sydney Town Hall, the stage is a sandy beach upon which holidaymakers sunbake and sing gentle elegies about their lives and the changes they observe in the natural world around them.

Written and created by Lithuanian artists Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelytė, Sun & Sea is not didactic – in this apocalypse story, the world doesn’t end with a bang, but with a long, lazy afternoon whiled away at the beach.

★★★★★ “This visionary show is a heartbreakingly beautiful elegy for our relationship with the planet.”

– Time Out London

Government Partners

City of Sydney NSW Government Destination NSW

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Sun & Sea Livestream: In Conversation
Sydney Festival Director Olivia Ansell pulls up a beach chair on the sandy shores of Town Hall to speak with the creators of Sun & Sea, Lithuanian artists Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė. Learn about the creation of this unique work, from concept to composition to its transformative execution.

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Sun & Sea Livestream: In Conversation
Sydney Festival Director Olivia Ansell pulls up a beach chair on the sandy shores of Town Hall to speak with the creators of Sun & Sea, Lithuanian artists Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė. Learn about the creation of this unique work, from concept to composition to its transformative execution.

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