2019.06.12 11:20

Lithuanian pavilion in Venice Biennale to double performances of award-winning opera

BNS 2019.06.12 11:20

‘Sun & Sea (Marina)’, a Lithuanian opera performance awarded the Venice Biennale's Golden Lion award, will be performed twice a week, its creators say.

Now performed every Saturday, the opera performance by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė attracts over 1,000 visitors who need to wait in line for up to three hours.

“In view of the interest and the inflow of visitors as well as the received additional funding, we decided to increase the number of performances. Therefore, the piece which received the biennale's main award will be performed not only on Saturdays, but also on Wednesdays,” the creators said in a statement.

On other days, people can visit the artificial beach with sound installations. Up to 400 visitors come to the pavilion every day.

The Lithuanian pavilion in Venice was opened on May 10.

Under the original idea, 20 performers would perform the one-hour piece for eight hours non-stop once a week until the end of October.

The opera, which explores the environment and climate change, received the Venice Biennale's main award, the Golden Lion.

Lithuania participates in the Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious modern art exhibitions in the world, for the 11th time.

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