nothing new to be said about power. Everybody
knows everything about it. Yet it surprises us continually.
The librettos in this collection remind us, once again, and
with a few bites in the backside here and there, of what people – nasties
like Stalin, heroes like Beethoven – have done with it.
Observers of Australian politics will know what some of these
operas are about; in fact, the effect of the collection is
to remind us that we are all on stage, day and night, in the
crazy opera known as life - or would you prefer that with a
Introduction and separate librettos are available as follows: