140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Presented by Opera Philadelphia and FringeArts
On the night before her wedding, Milica (Jacqueline Woodley) and her five girlfriends (Shannon Mercer, Laura Albino, Virginia Hatfield, Andrea Ludwig, and Krisztina Szabó) prepare for her marriage in a raucous and intoxicating a cappella tour de force. Opera News called the work “dazzlingly inventive,” enthusiastically endorsing the opera as “a piece to appeal not just to new music enthusiasts but to those interested in the wider possibilities of music theatre in general.” In a fully immersive experience, ticketholders will join in a Balkan wedding celebration after the performance, featuring traditional cuisine and live Balkan dance music from the West Philadelphia Orchestra.
The running time of Svadba–Wedding is approximately one hour, followed by a wedding reception featuring the West Philadelphia Orchestra that is included with your ticket. The entire event is expected to last 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Svadba-Wedding will be performed in Serbian with English supertitles.
Production from Queen of Puddings Music Theatre
Original Music by Ana Sokolović
Production design, scenery and costumes by Michael Gianfrancesco
This production is funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.