‘Durational Lithuanian climate-change opera’ isn’t perhaps the single sexiest show description of all time – it sounds intimidatingly highbrow and esoteric. Even the knowledge that said durational Lithuanian climate-change opera took the Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice Biennale is intimidating, suggesting it might be more an Important Work of Art than something you might want to go and see.
But ‘Sun & Sea’ by Lina Lapelytė, Vaiva Grainytė and Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė is so singular that it’s inevitable that any plain description just makes it sound baffling. There’s very little to compare it to, and there’s so much going on in it that a bald summary falls hopelessly short’, writes popular British culture magazine Time Out after the UK première of the opera-performance Sun and Sea. The performance by artists Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė will be shown at the Albany Theatre in Deptford, South-East London, which dates back to the 19th century, from June 23 to July 10.