Yale Baroque Opera Project presents Cavalli’s Doriclea

Poster for Doriclea production listing the date and times of the performances

This spring Yale Baroque Opera Project returns to present Francesco Cavalli’s Doriclea in a new production!

Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 PM 
Sunday, May 7 at 3 PM

University Theater
222 York Street, New Haven

The opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitles. 

Music Director: Grant Herreid
Stage Director: Toni Dorfman

Tickets are free / Registration is required

Ellen Rosand, Executive Director  |  Grant Herreid, Artistic Director

The Yale Baroque Opera Project (YBOP) was founded in 2007 to introduce Yale students to historical and aesthetic studies related to Italian opera from the 17th and early 18th centuries. Each year, Yale undergraduates audition and enroll in a course that culminates in a fully staged production of a baroque opera. After months of music coaching and staging rehearsals, students have the unique opportunity to perform in a professionally directed and designed production at the University Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.

YBOP was originally funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through a Distinguished Achievement Award granted to Ellen Rosand, George A. Saden Professor Emeritus of Music at Yale University.

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Performance Dates & Times

May 6, 2023 - 7:30pm

May 7, 2023 - 3:00pm


University Theatre

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby, orchestra level seating, and facilities are accessible via a ramp at the front of the building. Balcony level seating requires the use of stairs.

Patron Information

Tickets are FREE / Registration is required

This performance is open to asymptomatic audiences with up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination and boosters. Audience members should carry vaccination documentation and be prepared to show it if asked. All patrons must wear masks at all times while inside the theater except when eating or drinking.



Sabari (an Arab slave, squire of Farnace)
Even Brock
Ambitione (Ambition), Soldato (an Armenian soldier), Messo (a messenger)
Eurinda (sister of Artabano)
Artabano (Artabanus, king of Parthia)
Orindo (page of Farnace)
Tigrane (Tigranes, king of Armenia)
Farnace (an Iberian prince)
Melloe (lady in waiting to Eurinda)
Virtù (Virtue), Doriclea (wife of Tigranes)
Surena (Surena, captain of the Parthians)
Ignoranza (Ignorance), Oronte (an Armenian captain), Coro di cittadini d'Artassata (a citizen of Artaxata), Messo (a messenger)

Production Team

Musical Director
Set Designer
Marcelo Martinez Garcia '23MFA
Set Designer
Kim Zhou '24MFA
Projections Designer
Projections Designer
Benji Arrigo
Lighting Designer
Christopher Frey
Costume Designer
Travis Chinick '23MFA
Costume Designer
Arthur Wilson '25MFA
Fight Choreographer
Benjamin Curns
Stage Manager
Kyle Conn
Stage Manager