The Santa Ana Sentinel

Homage to Daniel Catán

Posted in Arts & Culture by Omar Ian Ávalos on May 6, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA. The Los Angeles Opera will honor the life and legacy of Mexican composer Daniel Catán at an event headed by Plácido Domingo on May 23 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Downtown Los Angeles.

The composer passed away on April 8 at the age of 62. Catán was the composer of numerous works. Two of these were successful and acclaimed operas produced by the Los Angeles Opera.

Mexican composer Daniel Catán 1949 - 2011

One of them was “Florencia en el Amazonas,” the first in Spanish done by the LA Opera that was introduced in 1997 and was later taken to a world premiere at Houston Grand Opera.

His last work was “il Postino,” which had its world premiere in September 2010 with the Los Angeles Opera and a cast headed by Plácido Domingo.

“To lose a composer of his stature is a devastating loss for classical music,” said Domingo of Catán’s passing.

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