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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
October 2, 2018

A boldly directed vision of Richard Strauss’s biggest hit reframes the opera.

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Recital Review
September 25, 2018

The absurd wealth of the Parisian music scene is only hinted at with a pair of recitals by two of the best male vocalists in the world.

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Opera Review
September 10, 2018

The two great verismo classics are seen in tenor José Cura’s production, set in modern-day Buenos Aires.

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Recording Review
August 12, 2018

Here’s an operatic comedy that will leave you feeling good about humanity.

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CD Review
July 10, 2018

The first complete recording of the famous 1937 agit-prop opera is surprisingly timely.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
June 5, 2018

Soprano Christine Brandes brought the fury and darkness, though the venue was unsuitable.

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Feature Article
April 10, 2018

Anderson's Landfall is an unmissable work, created with Kronos, while countertenor Fagioli blows away the competition in Handel arias.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
December 12, 2017

Gorgeous tones on period instruments meld beautifully with a strong chorus and powerful soloists.

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Opera Review
December 11, 2017

Aspiring singers do justice to Benjamin Britten’s devastating opera.

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Opera Review
September 11, 2017

The much-loved, much-seen show, with its opulent designs, opens the season with a lukewarm cast.

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Opera Review
September 11, 2017

It would be a crime to miss this great cast in San Francisco Opera’s brilliant production.

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Opera Review
July 24, 2017

The rave is in: Mason Bates’s first opera is a (re)sounding success, one that deserves permanent repertory status.

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Recital Review
May 19, 2017

The soprano offers a rare bouquet, delivered with splendid technique and expressiveness.

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Recital Review
March 21, 2017

Two great artists go deep into Schubert’s final compositions.

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Recital Review
March 21, 2017

You want to listen to this gorgeous voice, even if the song interpretations could go deeper.

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Artist Spotlight
March 13, 2017

Songs are the heart of the matter for this American tenor.

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Recital Review
December 16, 2016

Eclipsing the nature imagery and hopefulness embedded in some of Mahler’s songs, the fine baritone went down a pessimistic path.

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Artist Spotlight
October 25, 2016

The violinist chats about her early years, the challenges of switching to Baroque music, improvising, and the magic of reawakening a child’s wonder in listeners.

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Artist Spotlight
September 26, 2016

The international star tenor reflects on his career so far and the highlights to come.

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