December 26, 2019 Sun and Sea, 2019

An opera-performance
by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė

Concept and development: Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelytė

Direction and scenography: Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė
Libretto: Vaiva Grainytė (translation from Lithuanian into English – Rimas Uzgiris)
Music and musical direction: Lina Lapelytė

Imagine a beach – you within it, or better: watching from above – the burning sun, sunscreen and bright bathing suits and sweaty palms and legs. Tired limbs sprawled lazily across a mosaic of towels. Imagine the occasional squeal of children, laughter, the sound of an ice cream van in the distance. The musical rhythm of waves on the surf, a soothing sound (on this particular beach, not elsewhere). The crinkling of plastic bags whirling in the air, their silent floating, jellyfish-like, below the waterline. The rumble of a volcano, or of an airplane, or a speedboat. Then a chorus of songs: everyday songs, songs of worry and of boredom, songs of almost nothing. And below them: the slow creaking of an exhausted Earth, a gasp. (Lucia Pietroiusti)

Producer (tour): Aušra Simanavičiūtė
Curator: Lucia Pietroiusti
Production Manager/Stage Manager: Erika Urbelevič
Technical Director: Lique Van Gerven
Sound Engineer: Romuald Chaloin Galiauskas
Singing Performers: Svetlana Bagdonaitė, Evaldas Alekna, Aliona Alymova, Teresė Andrijauskaitė, Milda Andrijauskaitė-Bakanauskienė, Arūnas Arlauskas, Marco Cisco, Nabila Dandara Vieira Santos, Saulė Dovydėnaitė, Auksė Dovydėnaitė, Claudia Graziadei, Sandro Hähnel, Elisabeth Holmer, Lucas Lopes Pereira, Artūras Miknaitis, Daniel Monteagudo Garcia, Yates Norton, Eglė Paškevičienė, Vytautas Pastarnokas, Salomėja Petronytė, Kalliopi Petrou, Ieva Skorubskaitė, Elisabetta Trevenzuoli, Annapaola Trevenzuoli
Communication: Lina Vaitiekūnaitė, Jogintė Bučinskaitė

The libretto of the piece has been translated into English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Icelandic, Finnish, Hebrew, Polish, Russian.

More info:
→  Sun & Sea (Marina) album
→  Libretto (EN)

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