Antonio Skármeta & Daniel Catán

Antonio Skármeta & Daniel Catán

"Ská 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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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.