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Composer: Catán, Daniel (b. 1949)

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Year of birth1949
NationalityMexico
Period20th century
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NYCO presents New York première of Florencia en el Amazonas

Elizabeth Caballero (Florencia Grimaldi) © Sarah Shatz
Musically inoffensive, the soaring Romanticism further makes sense given the story, in which a cast of García-Márquezian characters float down the Amazon River on a steamboat rife with passion and yearning.
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Pack a picnic for Gotham Chamber Opera's La hija de Rappaccini

©  Richard Termine
On Monday, Gotham Chamber Opera presented Daniel Catán’s opera La hija de Rappaccini (“Rappaccini’s Daughter”) in the Cherry Esplanade at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
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