Patricia Racette to Direct Merola Opera’s ‘Don Giovanni’

By Francisco Salazar

Merola Opera Program will present Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” as part of its Summer Festival season.

The opera will be staged by world-renowned soprano Patricia Racette and conducted by Stefano Sarzani will make his Merola debut.

The opera will be presented on August 1 and 3 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall.

The cast will feature Merola artists baritone Hyungjin Son as Don Giovanni, soprano Lydia Grindatto as Donna Anna, soprano Viviana Aurelia Goodwin as Donna Elvira, bass-baritone Donghoon Kang as Leporello, soprano Moriah Berry as Zerlina, tenor Michael John Butler as Don Ottavio, bass-baritone Justice Yates as Masetto, and bass-baritone Benjamin R. Sokol as the Commendatore.