Wheeler Centre Talk on the Libretto

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Minotaur The Labyrinth score by David Young

‘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.