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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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Upcoming Concert
October 9, 2012

Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin has made her mark in two contrasting art forms: Baroque repertoire, in which she excels in rapid-fire coloratura, and song, in which her gift for lyric expression comes to the fore.

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Chamber Music Review
October 6, 2012

In their concert British tenor Mark Padmore and American pianist Jonathan Biss fused words and music in a supreme partnership that conveyed emotions with transcendent, eye-opening profundity.

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Artist Spotlight
October 5, 2012
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The golden tones of Karina Gauvin will soon be heard in her beloved French song repertoire, this time in Green Music Center’s Weill Hall.

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News Report
October 2, 2012

The recording company acknowledges the decline in popularity of CDs, signaling its future strategy with a classical, download-only recording.

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Upcoming Concert
October 1, 2012

Based on the Italian story that yielded Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this opera features some exquisite arias, especially Giulietta’s “Oh quante volte” from Act 1. 

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Upcoming Concert
October 1, 2012

In the time it has taken Mark Padmore to make his recital debut in San Francisco, he has grown into a lieder singer to be reckoned with.

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Opera Review
September 29, 2012

The singing at S.F. Opera makes I Capuleti e i Montecchi

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Artist Spotlight
September 26, 2012
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In a Skype chat With SFCV, tenor Mark Padmore reflects on the arc of his career, his chosen repertoire, and the artistic importance of art song.

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CD Review
September 21, 2012

The dissolute knight Falstaff sings out in Gordon Getty’s concert version of Plump Jack.

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CD Review
September 14, 2012

You’ll probably enjoy Musical Art Quintet’s first CD if you don’t demand that music communicate on multiple emotional levels.

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Opera Review
September 7, 2012

The first night of the S.F. Opera's Rigoletto, featured three much-heralded SFO debutants, faring best in secondary roles, and inspired conducting by Luisotti.

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Season Preview
September 5, 2012

San Francisco Opera sports a huge season of stars and new productions for the fall, while other Bay Area presenters, large and small, add to a season of unprecedented variety.

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Opera Review
August 21, 2012

Handel’s best-known opera has achieved popularity due to a staggering succession of supremely engaging melodies. The reason for the full-house in Salzburg was the stars.

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Feature Article
August 28, 2012

The festival of Wagner operas at Bayreuth continues to confront the composer’s fraught and complicated legacy with fascinating, sometimes crazy productions. SFCV’s critic reports on the entire thing.

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CD Review
August 15, 2012

Soprano Miah Persson’s latest recital CD is essential to acquire, being so filled with beautiful, deeply felt singing.

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Festival Review
July 28, 2012

A mezzo/baritone recital proves disappointing and far less romantic than might be expected from the performers and their repertory.

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Opera Review
July 19, 2012

The Merola production of Postcard From Morocco is packaged in mystery and enigma, but delivers a dreamscape of a score.

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Artist Spotlight
July 18, 2012
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An inspiring voice teacher speaks of the challenges and thrills he experiences with his opera-stars-to-be, at the Merola and Adler programs of S.F. Opera.

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CD Review
July 13, 2012

Magdalena Kožená scores a win with romantic songs, backed well by husband Simon Rattle and the lush Berlin Philharmonic.

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CD Review
June 29, 2012

The silken strings of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra must be heard to be believed, on this exceptional recording of two beloved ballet scores.

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