Ana Sokolović (born in 1968)



Ana Sokolović (born in 1968) Svadba Marriage

Opera for six a capella women's voice
Music and libretto by Ana Sokolović
First premiered on 24 June 2011 at the Toronto Berkeley Street Theater

Staged version European premiere

Musical directionDáirine Ní Mheadhra
Stage directionTed Huffman* and Zack Winokur
Costumes and stage designSamal Blak
VideoSven Ortel
LightMarcus Doshi
Dramaturgy and stage assistantAntonio Cuenca Ruiz
Vocal coach and percussionsJohn Hess
Language coachSandra Mila
Video assistantKate Ducey
MilicaFlorie Valiquette*
DanicaLiesbeth Devos
LenaJennifer Davis
ZoraPauline Sikirdji
NadaAndrea Ludwig
LjubicaMireille Lebel

Production / Coproduction
Svadba was originally commissioned and produced by Dáirine Ní Mheadhra and John Hess of Queen of Puddings Music Theatre in Toronto
New production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and of the Académie européenne de musique
In coproduction with Angers Nantes Opéra, les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Festival Ljubljana, Ars Musica and Sarajevo Winter

Surtitles for this production written by Gunta Dreifelds. Gunta Dreifelds was a member of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, where surtitles for opera were invented in 1983.

VIDEO: watch the trailer of the show

ARTICLE: Bernard Foccroulle writes on Svadba's rehearsals (in French)

PHOTOS: Photos album of Svadba's rehearsals

AUDIO: Audio excerpts of Svadba's rehearsals

Tomorrow Milica will be getting married. The night before the ceremony, she sings and plays with her girlfriends. They dance, they argue, they make fun of the boys, go swimming and eventually say farewell. Throughout this hen night, they burst into songs, which possess the husky spontaneity and the rough charm of folklore verse but are transfigured by the imaginative writing of the Serbian composer living in Canada, Ana Sokolović. Svadba – which means marriage – is a musical and theatrical feast, both poignant and playful. After a huge success in the United States, this chamber opera for six a capella women’s voice will be given at the Festival d’Aix as a new production which will also be the European premiere of the scenic version. Long live the bride!

*former artists of the Festival d'Aix Académie



On 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 16 July 2015 at 6pm


Prices: 70€, 50€ and 30€

Youth prices: 15€

Prices with the Pass: 65€, 45€ and 30€ except on the premiere night

Discovery price for every performances except on the premiere

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55 minutes without interval

Performance in Serbian with French surtitles

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