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'Svadba' at Opera Philadelphia

Charles T. Downey, Opera Philadelphia presents American premiere of mesmerizing “Svadba”
The Classical Review, November 3

Opera companies should be presenting new operas. The risk is enormous, because many new works turn out to be duds and because a company’s most reliable audience often wants to hear the same ten operas over and over again. Enterprising organizations find ways to make it financially viable, often by bringing new works to smaller, less expensive venues.

One such success is Opera Philadelphia’s new Opera in the City series, inaugurated on Saturday night with Svadba (Wedding), an opera by Ana Sokolović. It is the company’s first presentation at FringeArts, a gritty venue along the Delaware River, in the shadow of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. [Continue reading]
Ana Sokolović, Svadba (Wedding)
Presented by Opera Philadelphia and FringeArts
Production from Queen of Puddings Music Theatre

David Patrick Stearns, 'Svadba,' a singing Serbian celebration (Philadelphia Inquirer, November 5)

Heidi Waleson, It’s Ladies’ Night at the Opera (Wall Street Journal, November 5)

Peter Crimmins, Opera Philadelphia extends wedding invitation with 'Svadba' (WHYY Newsworks, November 4 -- includes a rehearsal excerpt)

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