Iowa Public Radio’s Performance Iowa kicks off their Opera in October series with performances featuring the Des Moines Metro Opera’s Fortieth Anniversary season. Iowa Public Radio’s first broadcast showcases the Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni. The cast includes Marjorie Owens, as Donna Anna, and Zulimar Lopez-Hernandez, as Zerlina, who were both highlighted last summer in Opera News. Michael Mayes appears as the lecherous Don Giovanni, the Met’s Rod Nelman sings the comical role of Leporello, and the Met’s Matthew Plenk performs as Don Ottavio. Often considered one of the greatest operas ever written, Don Giovanni is filled with seduction, vengeance, retribution, and sublime music.