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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

Opera Review
July 26, 2014

At the Saturday night opening of Mark Streshinsky’s production of La bohème for West Edge Opera, the erosion of boundaries between singers and audience left attendees beaming.

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Opera Review
July 12, 2014

An AT&T Park crowd, gathered for S.F. Opera’s simulcast of La traviata was treated to a fine, all-American cast that revivified the production.

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Feature Article
June 25, 2014

New affordable products to play high-resolution recordings are making download files and Blu-ray audio not only unavoidable, but irresistible. Bye, bye CDs.

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Upcoming Concert
June 17, 2014

In a change of pace, Kitka, the women’s vocal group that specializes in Eastern European folk traditions, has commissioned a new composition for Gay Pride Week.

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Opera Review
June 15, 2014

More than one tragedy unfolded in the S.F. Opera's Madama Butterfly, but the production and direction transcended all to show opera at its finest.

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Opera Review
June 11, 2014

SFO’s current La traviata, the first in five years, is the Company’s sixth consecutive mounting of John Copley’s attractive, albeit traditional 17-year old production.

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Recital Review
May 25, 2014

The star Russian baritone still has plenty of power and authority, and boisterous fans. But these days, lyricism and variety are in short supply.

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Opera Review
May 23, 2014

The West Bay Opera's Magic Flute list of joys is long, a cumulative accomplishment of production, casting, and intention.

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Feature Article
May 13, 2014

A cappella singing groups of all kinds, from all over the world, descend on Marin this weekend, in a major musical event that has its own army of dedicated enthusiasts.

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Choral Review
May 9, 2014

Some of the finest singing that has graced Bay Area stages this year distinguished the finals of the eighth annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition.

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Recital Review
May 10, 2014

Baritone Florian Boesch and pianist Malcolm Martineau brought their brilliant interpretation Schubert’s stark Winterreise (Winter Journey) to golden-toned Weill Hall.

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Recital Review
May 3, 2014

Before a a thrilled audience, as though she could do no wrong, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe dedicated her take-no-prisoners voice to a winning program of French song and American popular classics from the 20th century.

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Artist Spotlight
April 21, 2014

Concert-loving mezzo Kelley O’Connor talks about upcoming performances and the expanding arc of her career.

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Upcoming Concert
April 15, 2014

Festival Opera confronts the Holocaust in two powerful chamber operas — one created by Nazi victims in 1943, one by a hopeful contemporary team of composer-and-lyricist.

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Recital Review
April 1, 2014

Bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni's recital showcased the rare singing quality of his vocal line — smooth, even, and connected — and an unforced lyricism of his tone, all-of-one-piece.

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Opera Review
March 30, 2014

Only Steven Blier could possibly concoct a program as rich, colorful, and provocative as the one he brought to his annual New York Festival of Song Schwabacher Debut Recital.

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Recital Review
March 16, 2014

War’s savagery is vocally painted in beautifully rendered emotion, in British baritone Christopher Maltman’s songs-of-a-soldier program.

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Recital Review
March 15, 2014

Natalie Dessay’s recital in Davies Symphony Hall showcases the singer's considerable gifts while also evincing some vocal decline.

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Feature Article
March 11, 2014

Here’s the musical version of a charity idea you usually associate with walking, running, and biking.

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Recital Review
March 9, 2014

A joint recital by Leah Crocetto and David Lomelí at Weill Hall offers a golden opportunity to preview what the rest of the opera world can look forward to from the stars.

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