Wednesday 24 July 2013
The Wheeler Centre for Writing, Books and Ideas
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
The Wheeler Centre
‘I Lived For Art, I Lived For Love: The Magic Of Libretto’
What is it? The libretto. And it’s a form that’s increasingly popular, stretching the creative muscles of some of the world’s best writers.
This special event, in partnership with The Wheeler Centre, looked at what happens to words when they are set to music – and explored the rewards and challenges for writers working with the form.
Composer Brett Dean, librettists Peter Goldsworthy and Joanna Murray-Smith took the stage at the Wheeler Centre and sang the praises of the libretto, with Caroline Lee.