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Jason Victor Serinus

Jason Victor Serinus is a music critic, professional whistler, and lecturer on classical vocal recordings. His credits includes Seattle Times, Listen, Opera News, Opera Now, American Record Guide, Stereophile, Classical Voice North America, Carnegie Hall Playbill, Gramophone, San Francisco Magazine, Stanford Live, Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco Examiner, AudioStream, and California Magazine.

Articles by this Author

Artist Spotlight
January 28, 2014

Canadian baritone Gerald Finley, set to perform the art-defining song cycle Die Winterreise in Berkeley, discusses its many soul-shaking challenges.

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Choral Review
January 25, 2014

Theodora (1749), the Handel oratorio, returned to Weill Hall to transcendent effect.

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Opera Review
January 19, 2014

A packed house greets the West Edge Opera’s concert performance of Rossini’s early opera, Elizabeth, Queen of England; rarely performed, but well-done here.

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Recital Review
January 18, 2014

The Broadway-based chanteuse worked her magic at Bing Concert Hall, in a program that mixed the new and challenging, with nearly forgotten songs from the classic era of American popular song.

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Artist Spotlight
January 7, 2014

New songs, classic songs, collaborations — Anne Sofie von Otter craves doing it all, and does so with class.

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Upcoming Concert
January 6, 2014

"Desire, Despair, Destiny, and Death!" are apt words for Opera Bravura's upcoming opera-scene extravaganza on Jan. 11.

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CD Review
January 3, 2014

Someone New, the latest CD from the men of Chanticleer, is both yummy and filling.

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CD Review
December 13, 2013

Savor the artistic mastery of the composer/librettist team of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer at their imaginative best in their new DVD here/after, which presents one beautiful, provocative, moving, and occasionally hilarious exploration after the other.

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Upcoming Concert
December 5, 2013

On Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., hundreds of innovative music lovers will assemble in San Francisco’s Dolores Park carrying boomboxes loaded with cassette copies of Phil Kline’s score to Unsilent Night.

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Artist Spotlight
December 3, 2013

Taking advantage of all sorts of singing gigs, from recitals and CDs to dance concerts and opera, is Mischa Bouvier’s main strategy for building a successful career.

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Opera Review
November 27, 2013

The aptly named annual Adler Fellows Gala Concert, "The Future Is Now," confirmed that San Francisco Opera’s year long training program prepares apprentice artists for greatness.

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Artist Spotlight
November 24, 2013

A profoundly moving masterwork is revisited, with fresh eyes and ears and heart, by a revered conductor, in performances in San Francisco.

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Opera Review
November 17, 2013

Its the opera-friendly acoustic of the California Theatre, OSJ's Hansel and Gretel overflows with musical and visual delights, everyone inhabits their role so completely, and with so much relish, that the opera’s smile-filled ending is assured from the very start. 

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Opera Review
November 14, 2013

San Francisco Opera’s new production of Barber of Seville is a winner from top to bottom.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 8, 2013

Oakland East Bay Symphony, with Canadian soprano Othalie Graham, gave a stirring account of Wagner’s Immolation Scene, in a season opener that aimed high.

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Artist Spotlight
October 27, 2013

One of America’s finest song composers turned just turned 90, without much fanfare. And that’s the way he prefers it.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 25, 2013

A combined effort from the choruses of San Francisco Opera and Italy’s Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli produces a powerhouse performance of Verdi's Requiem.

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Chamber Music Review
October 20, 2013

Les Violons du Roy and soloist Stephanie Blythe performed at full throttle in their Cal Performances concert, but without enough finesse or delicacy

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Feature Article
October 15, 2013

Gifted with a beautiful, big voice, which she has developed into a completely reliable instrument, Leah Crocetto is rapidly ascending in the ranks of the world’s dramatic sopranos.

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Opera Review
October 8, 2013

In the S.F Opera's latest production Byrn Terfel's Falstaff remains vocally and physically magnificent, with his giant, peak form voice and towering frame.

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