One of central Ohio's premier opera companies, Opera Columbus stages gorgeously sung operas in the lovingly restored 1896 Southern Theatre. The company opens the season with a production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, a tale of the legendary libertine Don Juan that captures the villainy, heartbreak, and figure-flattering doublets of the 14th-century lothario. Guest artists from Opera Atelier, a Toronto-based company that specializes in baroque and 18th-century productions, lend their signature style to the performance with elaborate sets, lush costumes, and meticulous staging. English subtitles steer audiences through the melodramatic action as performers harmonize and trill Don Giovanni's seductive meanderings and dangerous missteps. The Columbus Symphony also lends its renowned harmony to the show.