An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until October 3, 2021
3431 Fox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132 United States
Part of the 2021 Fringe Festival
A relaxing day at the beach. An opera with no beginning or end. A plea for our planet.
The premiere of this performance installation enthralled audiences at the 2019 Venice Biennale, earning its all-woman creative team the much-coveted Golden Lion.
For the Philadelphia stop on the production’s US tour, a portion of the former Budd railcar plant is transformed into a bustling beach with European singers and beachgoers sourced from the community, all viewed from above on a four-sided mezzanine.
Thirteen vocalists offer up a range of buoyant harmonies and melodic stories that glide between the mundane, the sinister, and the surreal. From the sprawling narrative of the sunbathers’ lives emerges a piercing exploration of climate change, shining light on the complex relationship between people and our planet.
Tickets are timed and a cycle of the opera performance lasts one hour.
*Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.
Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.
Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 3—8pm
Friday, October 1, 2021 from 3—8pm
Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 3—8pm
Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 3—8pm