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Music & Libretto by Ana Sokolović

To love, laughter and happily ever after! Svadba tells the story of a bride-to-be on the eve of her marriage, as four of her closest friends and a family elder gather to celebrate and prepare for the big event.

Sung completely a cappella, Svadba’s mesmerizing music by Serbian composer Ana Sokolović combines with dance-inflected visuals from film director Shura Baryshnikov.


Opera Philadelphia Channel

Dates are Jan 2022 - Jan 2023.

Approximately 54 minutes.

A Boston Lyric Opera production, co-produced with Opera Philadelphia

Cast & Creative Team

Ana Sokolović
Ana Sokolović Composer
Daniela Candillari
Daniela Candillari Conductor
Shura Baryshnikov
Shura BaryshnikovDirector
Chabrelle Williams
Chabrelle WilliamsMilica (Vocal)
Victoria Lynn Awkward
Victoria Lynn AwkwardMilica (Dancer)
Brianna J. Robinson
Brianna J. RobinsonLena (Vocal)
 Jackie Davis
Jackie DavisLena, the elder (Actor)
Maggie Finnegan
Maggie FinneganDanica (Vocal)
Jay Breen
Jay BreenDanica, attendant (Dancer)
Mack Wolz
Mack Wolz Zora (Vocal)
Sarah Pacheco
Sarah PachecoZora, Attendant (Dancer)
Vera Savage
Vera SavageNada (Vocal)
Emily Jerant-Hendrickson
Emily Jerant-HendricksonNada, Attendant (Dancer)
Hannah Ludwig
Hannah Ludwig Ljubica (Vocal)
Sasha Peterson
Sasha PetersonLjubica, Maid of Honor (Dancer)
Olivia Moon
Olivia MoonThe Betrothed
Hannah Shepard
Hannah ShepardScreenwriter
  • Kathrine Castro Director of Photography
  • Ana Novačić Production Designer
  • Lena Borovci Costume Designer
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