Conversations

Antonio Skármeta & Daniel Catán

Thursday Sep 23, 2010 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program

"Skármeta...is able to capture the beauty of life and love, to express—through the interaction of his characters—how caring and compassion are more beautiful than any treasure known to man." —New York Times

In anticipation of the world premiere of Il Postino at the Los Angeles Opera, Chilean novelist Antonio Skármeta and renowned Mexican composer Daniel Catán will discuss the process of collaborating on the theatrical adaptation of music and literature. Skármeta’s 1985 novel and film Ardiente Paciencia inspired the 1994 Academy Award-winning movie, Il Postino. Catán is best known for his operas, which include Rappaccini’s Daughter, Florencia en el Amazonas, and the newly-commissioned Il Postino.

Il Postino, starring Plácido Domingo as the poet Pablo Neruda, premieres Thursday, September 23 at LA Opera.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.