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Dates/Time: 18th, 19th and 20th August at 4pm – 5pm

Composer: Ana Sokolović
The libretto is made up of excerpts from popular songs traditionally sung before a wedding.

Location: Amphitheatre

Duration: 1 hour / No intermission

2022 is an exciting year for Waterperry Opera Festival as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary with 8 imaginative productions from Friday 12th – Saturday 20th August.

Making its UK professional premiere, this women-led production of Ana Sokolović’s virtuosic a cappella opera SVADBA will be directed by Rebecca Meltzer, conducted by Lada Valešová, and designed by Grace Venning.

Sung in Serbian, Svadba is a coming of age tour de force exploring the lives of six women as they discover how to navigate the poignant transition from adolescence to adulthood.

The action takes place the day before a wedding when the bride-to-be, Miliça, celebrates with her best friends. With complete abandonment and raw energy, Sokolović’s breath-taking score envelops us in a whirlwind of ritual, music and dance.

This production is a celebration of culture, ritual, friendship and community.

Tickets from £15 (with concession available for Under 30s and 16s as well as Blue Light Card Holders, and Benefits Support)

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Thu, 18th August
Sat, 20th August


Waterperry Opera Festival


Waterperry Gardens
Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley
Waterperry, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ. United Kingdom
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