Broadcasts from the San Francisco Opera continue on Classical 90.5 at noon this Saturday, August 25, with a performance of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. the libretto is by Lorenzo Da Ponte. The performance will be sung in Italian and will run approximately three hours and ten minutes.
Mozart’s bold, beguiling blend of comedy and drama tells the tale of a proud, predatory nobleman and the women who are drawn to him. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts a cast of exciting young singers led by Lucas Meachem, whose baritone is “sweet, dark-grained and supple, and insinuating enough to make any woman give at the knees” (Santa Fe New Mexican). The cast also features Ellie Dehn, who mixes “a stunning voice” with “real dramatic authority” (Opera News); Serena Farnocchia, who is “nothing short of spectacular” (Toronto Star); Kate Lindsey, "a powerhouse Zerlina" (Dallas Morning News); and Shawn Mathey, who “brings a bright, virile sound and sunny good looks to every role he plays” (Opera News). Noted Italian film and theater director Gabriele Lavia makes his San Francisco Opera directorial debut with Don Giovanni.
Don Giovanni: Lucas Meachem
Donna Anna: Ellie Dehn
Donna Elvira: Serena Farnocchia
Leporello: Marco Vinco
Don Ottavio: Topi Lehtipuu
Zerlina: Kate Lindsey
Masetto: Ryan Kuster
The Commendatore: Morris Robinson