File relating to the composer S. M. Clark's plans to compose an opera, based on Burgess's translation and adaptation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, including a draft libretto, two copies of the orchestral score of "Cyranoverture: A Concert Study for Orchestra", and related correspondence.

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

Correspondence dated 29 January 1992, 4 November 1992 and 20 March 1993 respectively.

Administrative / Biographical History

In the early 1990s, Stephen M. Clark corresponded with Burgess to discuss his (Clark's) plans to compose an opera, based on Burgess's translation and adaptation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.

Although the opera was not completed, Clark did compose a libretto and an overture, which were designed to serve both as a separate concert piece and as an overture to the full opera. Cyranoverture was recorded in c.1993 and released on audio CD.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Some staining to letter dated 29 January 1992 due to the use of metal fasteners.