Ana Sokolović


American Premiere
Nov. 2, 3, 6, 7, 2013 | FringeArts
Opera in the City

Eat, Drink, and Be Married

On the night before her wedding, Milica and her five girlfriends 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.

Ticket includes:

  • Opera Overtures pre-performance lecture (6–6:30 p.m.)
  • Opera (American Premiere of Svadba–Wedding)
  • Wedding reception with food and drink
  • Balkan dance party with the West Philadelphia Orchestra


Presented by Opera Philadelphia and FringeArts
Production from Queen of Puddings Music Theatre
Original Music by Ana Sokolović
Production design, scenery, and costumes by Michael Gianfrancesco


FringeArts (map) (directions and parking information)
140 N. Columbus Boulevard (at Race Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Performance Schedule:

Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Estimated Running Time:

The running time of Svadba–Wedding is approximately one hour, followed by a 90-minute Balkan wedding reception featuring the West Philadelphia Orchestra that is included with your ticket.


Performed in Serbian with English supertitles


The production is funded in part by
Casting, program, schedule, and pricing subject to change without notice.
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Photo of Jacqueline Woodley by John Lauener, Svadba World Premiere Staged Production, Toronto, June 2011
"Listen"—Audio interview about Svadba from WRTI 90.1 by David Patrick Stearns