Mozart’s Don Giovanni – or Don Juan - is an unforgettable portrait of an unrepentant libertine that’s fascinated audiences since premiering in 1787. This grand tragicomedy, performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Music Center at Strathmore, is the tale of a legendary seducer who travels the globe, snaring princesses and peasant girls alike, but is given one last chance to repent his philandering ways. However, when he adds murder and blasphemy to his lengthy list of sins, human and supernatural forces combine to exact a terrible punishment and avenge the thousands of scorned women he’s left in his wake. With evocative music, a dynamic set of distinctively drawn characters, and a shocking finale, this is truly Mozart’s boldest piece. It’s opera’s ultimate cautionary tale about the human cost of unbridled lust.