Daniel Catán

Mexican composer
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Daniel Catán Porteny (3 April 1949 in Mexico City - 9 April 2011 in Austin, Texas) was a Mexican opera composer of Jewish descent.[1] He is best known for turning the Italian movie, Il Postino, into an opera. He was working at the University of Texas at Austin on a new opera based on the Frank Capra movie, Meet John Doe.[2]

Daniel Catán


  1. The Guardian
  2. "Mexican opera composer Catan dies in Texas - Boston.com". articles.boston.com. 11 April 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 13 April 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)

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