ENO’s Being A Don project was an exploration of male behaviour and male relationships. The project took the male characters in ENO’s production of Don Giovanni as archetypes around which to explore contemporary perspectives on masculinity.
Over a series of creative workshops and rehearsals, a group of adult men from across London collaborated with a team of professional artists to explore the characters in the opera, their music and their behaviour. They also contributed their own ideas to create original text and songs.
The project culminated in a public performance on 26 November 2016 in the Southbank Centre as part of the BAM (Being a Man) festival, with project participants performing their original songs and extracts from the opera alongside professional artists.