A Magnificent Piece
Daniel Catán's 'Il Postino'
impresses MARIA NOCKIN
If you have ever fallen in love, written a poem or believed in a cause, you will enjoy this brand new opera. In Il Postino, composer and librettist Daniel Catán has married a fascinating, enchanting text to lush melodic music that will keep opera lovers coming back to this gorgeous work. On 23 September 2010, Los Angeles Opera presented its world première to a star studded gala audience, and each ticket holder was handed a glass of sparkling white wine on entry.
Taken from Michael Radford's 1994 movie, Il Postino ('The Postman'), the fictional character of bicycle-riding postman Mario Ruoppolo was created in 1985 by Antonio Skármeta in his novel Ardiente Paciencia ('Burning Patience'). In the story of the opera, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and his loving wife Mathilde are exiled to a small Italian island because of his political views...
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