Ken Cazan’s staging work on “As One” reviewed by New York Times, Wall Street Journal

Ken Cazan, chair of the USC Thornton Vocal Arts department and resident stage director of USC Thornton Opera, recently directed Laura Kaminsky’s “As One” — a chamber opera commissioned by American Opera Projects at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Fishman Space. Hailed by both The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal for its authenticity and powerful subtlety, Cazan’s staging provides the necessary backdrop for the “revelatory and redemptive journey of a transgender individual wrestling with profound ontological issues.” Since the beginning of his directing career in 1984, Cazan has directed more than 150 productions of operas, musical theater, and plays, and his work has been seen in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Mexico.

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