Don Juan Tenorio
Don Juan Tenorio (hwahn teh-NOH-ree-oh), a wild young gallant whose life is so devoted to vice that he wagers his friend Mejia that he can perform more evil deeds than Mejia in a year’s time. Don Juan wins the wager but in doing so he ravishes his fiancée, Inés, kills her father, ravishes Mejia’s fiancée, and kills Mejia. Inés dies of grief. Don Juan’s saddened father establishes a cemetery containing statues of his son’s victims. Years later, when Don Juan visits the cemetery, Inés’ statue pleads with him to repent. He hesitates, but her love is so strong that she saves him just as he is about to be dragged off to Hell.
Marcos Ciutti (see-EW-tee), Don Juan’s villainous servant. He bribes Ana’s duenna to admit his master, and Brigida to carry a note to Inés.
Inés de Ulloa
Inés de Ulloa (ee-NEHS deh ew-YOH-ah), a novice in a convent whom Don Juan hopes to marry. Her appearance to Don Juan after her death persuades him to repent, so that at the end she can save him from Hell’s eternal fire.
Don Luis Mejia
Don Luis Mejia (lew-EES meh-HEE-ah), a gallant of Seville, engaged to Ana and killed seeking revenge for her wrongs from Don Juan.
Don Gonzalo de Ulloa
Don Gonzalo de Ulloa (gohn-ZAH-loh), comendador (knight commander) of Calatrava. His attempt to rescue Inés results in his death.
Don Diego Tenorio
Don Diego Tenorio (dee-EH-goh), who visits a Seville inn to check on his son’s bad reputation. He later establishes a cemetery containing statues of Don Juan’s victims.
Ana de Pantoja
Ana de Pantoja (pahn-TOH-hah), the fiancée of Mejia.
Brigida (BRE-hee-dah), the duenna of Inés.
Two officers, who witness the discussion of the wager and five years later explain to Don Juan the significance of the cemetery. He invites them and the statue of thecomendador to come to dinner.