Unfortunately, Daniel Cátan, a prolific opera composer, died this week at the age of 62.
Mr. Cátan composed the music for LA Opera’s “Il Postino,” which had its premiere in Los Angeles only a few months ago.
His other operas included: “Florencia en el Amazonas” and “Rapaccini’s Daughter.”
Mr. Catán received his doctorate from Princeton University, where he studied under Milton Babbit.
For more on the life of Mr. Cátan, please read the following article in the New York Times: