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FINDING THE RIGHT VOICE

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MARIA NOCKIN talks to
American composer Daniel Catán

 

'You want to frame the voice in such a way that it shines.' -- Daniel Catán

On 26 June 2010, I spoke with Daniel Catán, an American composer who writes operas with Spanish texts. He and his wife, Andrea, were at their lovely California home not too far from the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, where he teaches. His brand new opera, Il Postino, will receive its world première at Los Angeles Opera on 23 September 2010. The libretto is based on the 1994 film of the same name directed by Michael Radford...

Copyright © 25 July 2010 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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A Daniel Catán: Discography:

Florencia en el Amazonas - Houston Grand Opera, with soloists Ana Maria Martinez, Chad Shelton, Hector Vásquez, Mark S Doss, Oren Gradus, Patricia Schuman and Suzanna Guzman. Patrick Summers, conductor.  Albany Records: Troy 531/532

La Hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini's Daughter) - Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra with soloists Encarnación Vázquez, Fernando de la Mora and Jesús Suaste. Eduardo Diazmuñoz, conductor. Naxos 8.557034

La Hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini's Daughter) - Manhattan School of Music Opera Theatre. Eduardo Diazmuñoz, conductor.  Newport Classic: 8562

Mariposa de Obsidiana (Obsidian Butterfly) - Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Convivium Musicum Chorus with Encarnación Vázquez, soloist. Eduardo Diazmuñoz, conductor.  Naxos 8.557034

LOS ANGELES OPERA

MILTON BABBITT

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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