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Daniel Catán Porteny (3 April 1949 in Mexico City - 9 April 2011 in Austin, Texas) was a Mexican opera composer of Jewish descent. He is best known for turning the Italian movie, Il Postino, into an opera. He was working at the University of Texas at Austin on a new opera based on the Frank Capra movie, Meet John Doe.
- The Guardian
- "Mexican opera composer Catan dies in Texas - Boston.com". articles.boston.com. 11 April 2011 [last update]. http://articles.boston.com/2011-04-11/news/29407018_1_new-opera-daniel-catan-los-angeles-opera. Retrieved 13 April 2011.