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Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Strawn, Richard R., 1923-
ca. 750 items
Materials are in English and French.
Consists of correspondence, notes, and translations made primarily from French into English of opera libretti and translations of and relating to Francis Ponge. Most of the opera translations were made for or under commission of the Indiana University School of Music Opera Theater. Among the operas are Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande (1977), Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice (1992), Gounod's Faust, Manon by Massanet (1980), Mussorgsky's Boris Gudunov (1978), and Rimsky-Korsakov's Night before Christmas (1979). Translations of operas by Malipiero, Mozart, Orrego-Salas, Rameau, and Ravel are also included.