Daniel Catan Opera Classical Composer


Music from the Fonoteca Nacional

Nearly 40 hours of music taken from the national archives in Mexico City.  Available now in the Media section!


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New Dates Added

August 01, 2019

New performance dates for Il Postino and Salsipuedes have been added!  Coming first in October, the Caribbean infused Salsipuedes will be performed in Mexico as part of Festival Cervantino.  In November, Virginia Opera will be performing Il Postino in Norfolk, Fairfax and then Richmond.  In February, Albuquerque will have the opportunity to see Il Postino in a production by Opera Southwest.  Il Postino will then be performed in California in a production by Opera Santa Barbara in March.  Additional information on the events can be found by clicking the link for the individual event.

It has been announced that ENCANTAMIENTO: Music of Daniel Catán--has been accepted for Grammy consideration in the Classical Compendium category!  Cynthia Clayton's incredible performance as well as the hard work of all those involved has not gone unnoticed.  Listen to the album on iTunes and Spotify!  The album is also available on Amazon.com and the Albany Records website.

Daniel Catán: Music From the Archives

April 26, 2018

As part of the steps taken to preserve Daniel's music, over 40 hours of audio have been preserved at the Fonoteca Nacional de México. We are pleased to announce that this archival music will soon be available for streaming on this website.  Coming from several sources and with varying quality, the archive contains some of the rarest recordings of Daniel's music.

As part of the 2018-2019 season, Houston Grand Opera will perform Florencia en el Amazonas!  Having premiered the opera in 1996 and recording the release for Albany Records, Houston Grand Opera has deep ties to this beautiful work.  Performance dates include January 18, 20, 26 and 30 as well as February 3.

Website Update: Partitura Inacabada

January 20, 2018

Daniel's book Partitura Inacabada is now listed on the 'releases' section of this website.  Written in Spanish, Partitura Inacabada was published by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and was released in 1989.

We are incredibly excited to announce the upcoming release of 'Encantamiento: The Music of Daniel Catán'.  Featuring performances by Andrea Puente-Catán, Cynthia Clayton, Héctor Vásquez and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, this album will include the never before released 'Antonieta Songs'.  The track listing is as follows:

  1. Encantamiento for flute and harp
  2. Comprendo
  3. Nothing Can Go Wrong
  4. Duet
  5. You That Think Love
  6. There Were Days
  7. Trust, Antonieta
  8. Song
  9. Mariposa de Obsidiana
10. Escúchame from Florencia en el Amazonas

Salsipuedes is Coming to Mexico!

June 24, 2017

Salsipuedes: A Tale of Love, War and Anchovies is coming to Mexico!  This incredibly unique work integrates opera and Caribbean music to create a sound that is both beautiful and unforgettable.  Beginning with a double wedding, Ulises and Chucho are mistakenly taken aboard a ship where they get tangled in a plot by the corrupt government of the island of Salsipuedes.  It will be performed at the Teatro-sala de conciertos Elisa Carrillo, Texcoco, Mexico and it is FREE.  Do not miss out.

Florencia en el Amazonas in Florida

April 25, 2017

The Florida Grand Opera will have five performances of Florencia en el Amazonas next year!  Don't miss this journey down the Amazon with beautiful music, passion, humor and love.

Florencia en el Amazonas in San Diego

April 21, 2017

We're pleased to share that the San Diego Opera will have four performances of Daniel Catán's masterpiece in 2018! Journey down the Amazon river as Florencia searches for her lost love Cristóbal. Full love, passion and humor, these performances should not be missed!

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