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The Creation of Florencia

Posted by Carol Anderson in Program Notes

The commission of Florencia en el Amazonas grew out of the success of Rappacini’s Daughter, which brought the work of Daniel Catán to the attention of David Gockley, then general director of Houston Grand Opera, a company known for its support and encouragement of new…

Daniel Catán – The Composer of Florencia

Posted by Carol Anderson in Productions

Until his untimely death in April of 2011, Mexican-born composer Daniel Catán was arguably the most notable Latin American composer in the field, and certainly the pre-eminent composer of Latino opera. His upbringing and training were exceedingly cosmopolitan, spanning multiple continents. Born in Mexico City,…

Colorado Opera and Florencia.

Posted by Opera Gal in Music, Productions

Our friends at Opera Colorado are shortly about to open their production of Florencia en el Amazonas, a gorgeous Spanish-language opera that is part of Utah Opera’s 2012-13 Season. They were on Colorado Public Radio the other day, talking about the production. Have a listen…