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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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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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Recital Review
February 10, 2013

Bass-baritone Eric Owens descends into the depths of emotion in his recital on a bright Sunday afternoon.

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Choral Review
February 1, 2013

A performance by Cappella Romana at Bing Hall is capped by an astounding and mesmerizing finale.

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Chamber Music Review
January 28, 2013

A terrific threesome provided an evening of delectable works for flute, voice, and piano.

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Recital Review
January 19, 2013

Soprano Marnie Breckenridge shines in songs by many composers with Bay Area roots.

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Recital Review
January 16, 2013

A Great Performers evening, featuring soprano Renée Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, was a glamorous musical journey through France’s belle époque, and a spectacular vocal night to remember.

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Opera Review
December 7, 2012

After a summer season hiatus in which it ostensibly regrouped, Festival Opera resurfaced this week with an interesting experiment in a new opera, About Face.

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Feature Article
December 4, 2012

While there is no perfect recording of Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung, Decca’s landmark effort, conducted by Georg Solti, has proved durable for all the right reasons.

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Opera Review
November 30, 2012

The exciting promise of stardom graced S.F. Opera’s 2012 Adler Fellows gala concert, affirming that several current and departing Fellows are indeed primed to become the stars of tomorrow.

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CD Review
November 30, 2012

Elina Garanča sings perhaps too perfectly in her new CD, often reducing what should be emotional outpourings to lovely vocalises.

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Recital Review
November 20, 2012

As invasions go, it was a win-win. Sweeping into the golden glow of Weil Hall, just two nights after slaying her audience in Carnegie Hall, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato took no prisoners.

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Artist Spotlight
November 19, 2012

The much-in-demand mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato brings her glittering production to the North Bay, after triumphs in Europe.

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Opera Review
November 16, 2012

Patricia Racette, Mark Delavan, and Brian Jagde swept the War Memorial Opera House stage clean with a powerhouse performance of Tosca, offering audiences a pack of principals that might be the most engaging around.

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Upcoming Concert
November 16, 2012

Anyone who doesn’t yet know that Kansas-bred former Merolina Joyce DiDonato is a treasurable and highly versatile artist can join her throngs of devotees for “Drama Queens”.

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Opera Review
November 15, 2012

After diva Angela Gheorghiu is stricken with terrible nausea and intestinal flu, SFO favorite Melody Moore steps in after Act 1 to make her role debut as Tosca in a production otherwise wanting for drama.

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CD Review
November 14, 2012

On his second solo album for British label Avie, Still Falls the Rain, American tenor Nicholas Phan again turns to the music of Benjamin Britten.

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Recital Review
November 10, 2012

There were many beautiful moments in Kate Royal’s recital, some offered unqualified success, others made clear that are still lessons to be learned.

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Upcoming Concert
November 8, 2012

A feast of operatic traditions is served up by top-flight musicians from many cultures, in a rare and hopeful collaboration.

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Artist Spotlight
November 6, 2012

Soprano Patricia Racette digs deep to describe her vision of the juicy, neurotic, “over-the-top” Tosca.

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Upcoming Concert
November 5, 2012

The second mainstay opera of SFO’s season to feature equally strong alternating casts, this Tosca, thanks to the company’s shrewd General Director David Gockley, gives us the dueling divas Angela Gheorghiu and Patricia Racette. 

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