by music: Francesco Cavalli; libretto: Aurelio Aureli

“Let Love play his prize on this stage of my heart. Shoot hither his shafts and fix here his dart.” – Aldimira in ERISMENA

Now in its eighth season, Yale Baroque Opera Project will present Cavalli’s ERISMENA in the University Theatre, May 1 and 2, 2015. Led by a professional creative team and featuring an all-student cast and orchestra, this production will be a beautiful staging of a little-known gem. Disguises, drag, duels, desire - ERISMENA (1655) is a romantic comedy with rewarding roles for all kinds of voices and performers. Using a translation from the period, we will be performing the opera in English. Singer-actors of all levels of experience are encouraged to audition. Music-learning and vocal-coaching will begin in the fall, and staging rehearsals will begin after spring break. This is for-credit; all cast members must enroll in the spring semester course MUSI 322 / THST 318 : Analyzing, Directing and Performing Early Opera. Music Director: Grant Herreid. Stage Director: Ethan Heard

Saturday, September 6, 12-3 pm Stoeckel 106
Singers should prepare a short piece, classical, opera or musical theater, preferably in English and before 1800, that demonstrates your vocal range and musical expression. Accompanists will be provided. Please contact Grant Herreid [] for additional audition times.
Contact the Show
April 25 at 3:00pm
April 26 at 3:00pm
@ University Theater
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Production Staff