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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.

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Recital Review
April 21, 2013

After two widely touted triumphs at the Bavarian State Opera, the gifted ball of smiling Irish energy known as mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught performs at Weill Hall in the Green Music Center.

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Upcoming Concert
April 17, 2013

Mattias Goerne, one of the great baritone lieder specialists of this or any age, partners with pianist/conductor Christoph Eschenbach in a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise.

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Opera Review
April 16, 2013

Brilliant, rafter-raising performances highlight a recital by seven talented Adler Fellows from the S.F. Opera program.

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Opera Review
April 12, 2013

Jonathan Berger and Dan O’Brien’s double-bill world premiere of Theotokia and The War Reporter takes advantage of Bing’s architecture and overly resonant acoustic for ... hallucinations.

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Recital Review
April 9, 2013

Garanča’s art song recital in acoustically superior Weill Hall, confirmed her reputation as one of today’s leading mezzo-sopranos, though at times she stayed in her comfort zone.

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Artist Spotlight
April 10, 2013

Vocal coach and accompanist extraordinaire Steven Blier waxes eloquent on how he helps singers make art songs vivid, personal, and sincere.

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Recital Review
April 7, 2013

Bass-baritone Philippe Sly, despite a range of gifts, may have aimed too high to suit his repertoire to his present capabilities.

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Opera Review
April 6, 2013

Colorful exoticism and vivid stage values make West Edge Opera’s new opera about painter Paul Gauguin a marvel for all the senses.

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Chamber Music Review
April 5, 2013

The six-year-old Jewish Music & Poetry Project performed an evening of music to Jewish women’s poetry or by Jewish composers in Old First Church.

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CD Review
April 5, 2013

Valery Gergiev and an impressive international cast deliver an amply rewarding Walküre.

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Upcoming Concert
April 1, 2013

KQED-TV will air a riveting documentary about a violin prodigy who founded an orchestra in Palestine and saved hundreds of Jews’ lives.

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CD Review
March 29, 2013

That baritone Matthias Goerne is one of the great lieder interpreters of our era is beyond question. His latest recording of Schubert lieder is an object lesson in great song interpretation.

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Upcoming Concert
March 27, 2013

I wouldn’t miss this concert for the world.

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Recital Review
March 17, 2013

Hampered by a diminished piano, soprano Isabel Leonard displays a beautiful voice but a somewhat limited emotional palette.

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Feature Article
March 12, 2013

It may be a coincidence that Weill Hall, Bing Hall, and Miner Auditorium at SFJAZZ all opened within a few months of each other. But their combined impact is going to be huge in the Bay Area. Experts weigh in on the live experience of these venues: What’s your opinion?

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Recital Review
February 24, 2013

Even though a bit hampered, soprano Susanna Phillips charms with her distinctive recital of songs by Berg, Chausson, Messiaen, Granados, and Schubert.

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Feature Article
February 23, 2013

Mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao, 46, whose nationally publicized fight against cancer was as inspiring as her vibrant singing, has died.

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Opera Review
February 19, 2013

Despite a small turnout, Ricky Gordon's Green Sneakers is a major achievement, unflinching in chronicling the decline and death from AIDS of his partner Jeffrey Grossi, played magnificently by Jesse Blumberg. 

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Recital Review
February 15, 2013

Is lyric tenor Alek Shrader a “Young Master”? That was the question of the evening when the Merola and Adler Fellow alum-made-good returned to San Francisco.

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CD Review
February 15, 2013

Gorgeous-voiced Jonas Kaufmann earns his fame as a leading Wagnerian tenor with a superb disc, every selection a gem.

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