9/22/10 --- In anticipation of the world premiere of Il Postino at the Los Angeles Opera, Chilean novelist Antonio Skarmeta and renowned Mexican composer Daniel Catan will discuss the process of collaborating on the theatrical adaptation of music and literature. Skarmeta's 1985 novel and film Ardiente Paciencia inspired the 1994 Academy Award-winning movie, Il Postino. Catan is best known for his operas, which include Rappaccini's Daughter, Florencia en el Amazonas, and the newly-commissioned Il Postino. (Run time: 1 hour, 33 min.)

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