Death of Daniel Catan

1949 - April 8, 2011
Austin, Texas | Age 62

Mexican opera composer dies in Texas
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CHRIS TOMLINSON, The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mexican composer Daniel Catan has died while working on a new opera in Austin, Texas, a University of Texas spokeswoman said Monday. He was 62.

The cause of his death on Friday was not immediately released.

Catan was best known in the United States for his operatic adaptation of the Italian film "Il Postino," which is sung in Spanish. The Los Angeles Opera premiered "Il Postino" last year with Placido Domingo playing...

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