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Stage Director Ken Cazan on How to Enter The World of Opera


Ken Cazan is Resident stage director and Associate Professor of Vocal Arts and Opera at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. He has directed more than 120 stage productions of opera, operetta, musical theater and plays throughout North America and Italy, and is renowned for his productions of works by Benjamin Britten, Strauss, Mozart and Handel, among many others. In addition to his teaching work at the Thornton School, Cazan is an in-demand production designer who regularly works with organizations like the Atlanta Opera, the Canadian Opera Company and the Austin Lyric Opera.
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Ken Cazan, Resident Stage Director and Associate Professor of Music at USC's Thornton School of Music, discusses how he came into the world of opera, and offers advice on how others can start introducing themselves to the art form, whether for fun or a career, and what the odds are of making money doing it.



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November 2007
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