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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

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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Recording Review
March 4, 2014

On four releases: The windswept visuals of the new DVD of Peter Grimes are real on a Britten DVD; plus: three must-hear voices, Olga Peretyatko, Meredith Monk, and Christiane Karg.

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Recital Review
February 23, 2014

Schwabacher Debut Recitals are tricky business; singers can be challenged to explore a range of colors and depth of intimacy to which their still-developing technique may not be ideally suited.

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Opera Review
February 16, 2014

The glory and grandness of Puccini and the heart-rending Butterfly of Cecilia Violetta López is on display at the Opera San José.

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Recital Review
February 7, 2014

Brian Asawa's Bay Area is return is welcoming, strong, and expressive.

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Feature Article
February 4, 2014

Live concerts are sometimes only as good as your seat. But Meyer Sound’s Constellation Acoustic System can transform a hall’s acoustics — without your being aware of it.

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Chamber Music Review
February 2, 2014

Baritone Gerald Finley produced a polished, but mannered interpretation of Schubert’s Winterreise.

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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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