‘Don Giovanni’ Next Opera on Screen at Guild Hall

At Guild Hall

A simulcast of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” part of the Met: Live in HD series, will be shown on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Guild Hall. A pre-opera lecture by the renowned composer and conductor Victoria Bond will take place at noon.

First performed in Prague in 1787, “Don Giovanni” has been a staple of the opera repertory ever since. The story of a libertine and murderer who refuses to repent and is taken alive to Hell was originally a European folktale. The Met’s production features the baritone Simon Keenlyside in the title role, with the other notable Mozartean singers Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Byström, Paul Appleby, and Kwangchul Youn. Tickets are $22, $20 for members, $15 for students.

Ms. Bond will provide insights into “L’Amour de loin,” the first opera by the contemporary Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, which will be simulcast by the Met on Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. Tickets to the talk are $30, $28 for members. Refreshments will be served.