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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
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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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 4, 2013

Philharmonia Baroque journeyed to two musical capitals simultaneously, graced by soloists Carolyn Sampson and David Daniels, and conductor Nicholas McGegan’s ability to coax the best from his wonderful orchestra.

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Feature Article
October 1, 2013

A documentary unexpectedly spurs a charity relief effort to rebuild a music school in Haiti.

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Opera Review
September 28, 2013

Carmen, with its string of great tunes that never fails to lure audiences to the opera house, lacks the spark of life at Livermore Valley Opera.

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Season Preview
September 17, 2013

Make plans to see these performances to satisfy your desire to hear great vocalists at the peak of their artistry.

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CD Review
September 13, 2013

Sumptuous vocalism displayed in a personal grab bag of soprano-rarities marks Renée Fleming’s latest CD.

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Upcoming Concert
September 4, 2013

Music Director Dawn Harms is challenging the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony’s volunteer musicians to master a complex program with star soloists.

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Chamber Music Review
August 24, 2013

A presentation of the Goat Rodeo Sessions offers a star-studded lineup and an evening of musicianship at its finest.

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CD Review
September 6, 2013

Though not a perfect Verdi tenor, Kaufmann is viscerally exciting and among the best we have right now.

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Opera Review
August 17, 2013

The Merola Grand Finale 2013 displayed one of the finest choruses anyone will ever hear perform the finale from Bernstein’s Candide, showcasing six principals, each of whom sang as though stardom is already theirs.

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CD Review
August 9, 2013

As a way of bidding Rossini adieu, or so she intimates, Kurzak has at last produced an entire disc of the composer’s scenes and arias, many of which are rarely performed.

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Opera Review
August 1, 2013

Opera-stars-in-the-making strut their stuff in a delightfully attractive and well-blended Marriage of Figaro.

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DVD Review
July 26, 2013

An Ariadne auf Naxos DVD featuring a dream conductor/cast combo — glorious, steady, and soaring Straussian conducting, and the best vocal artistry of our era — is one that belongs in every opera lover's collection.

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CD Review
July 5, 2013

The CD set Rappahannock County ponders the question of whether musical and poetic language can effectively communicate both the emotional aftermath of the Civil War and the death of one’s partner from AIDS.

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