Broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera continue on Classical 90.5 at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, March 10th, with a performance of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. The performance will run approximately four hours.

In one of the most enthralling and brilliantly constructed operas in the repertory, Mozart challenges all the senses, presenting musical characterizations of piercing psychological depth. Don Giovanni is an infinitely nuanced nobleman and rake who lives for his libido, arrogantly flouting the most basic social conventions. Only Leporello, his trickster servant, adds a comic note as he helps his master make his conquests. Don Giovanni racks up a long list of enemies who seek to bring him down. In the end, however, only divine retribution can deliver justice.

"Don Giovanni has a charismatic lust for life, but he's not just some serial seducer-he's a dark, complex individual, " says Michael Grandage, director of the Met's new production.

THE CAST
Donna Anna: Marina Rebeka
Donna Elvira: Ellie Dehn
Zerlina: Isabel Leonard
Don Ottavio: Matthew Polenzani
Don Giovanni: Gerald Finley
Leporello: John Relyea
Masetto: Shenyang
The Commendatore: James Morris
Conductor: Andrew Davis