Jason Victor Serinus

Jason Victor Serinus is a professional whistler and lecturer on opera and vocal recordings. He is editor of Psychoimmunity and the Healing Process: A Holistic Approach to Immunity & AIDS, and he has written about music for Opera News, Opera Now, American Record Guide, Stereophile, Carnegie Hall Playbill, Gramophone, AudioStream, San Francisco Magazine, Stanford Live, Bay Area Reporter, and other publications.

Articles by this Author

CD REVIEW
  <em>here/after</em> Heggie and Scheer: Songs of Lost Voices
December 13, 2013

Savor the artistic mastery of the composer/librettist team of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer at their imaginative best in their new DVD here/after, which presents one beautiful, provocative, moving, and occasionally hilarious exploration after the other.

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Upcoming Concert
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    Sat December 14, 2013 7:00pm

    On Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., hundreds of innovative music lovers will assemble in San Francisco’s Dolores Park carrying boomboxes loaded with cassette copies of Phil Kline’s score to Unsilent Night.

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    Artist Spotlight
    December 3, 2013

    Taking advantage of all sorts of singing gigs, from recitals and CDs to dance concerts and opera, is Mischa Bouvier’s main strategy for building a successful career.

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    Opera REVIEW
       A Future So Bright for SFO Adlers
    November 27, 2013

    The aptly named annual Adler Fellows Gala Concert, "The Future Is Now," confirmed that San Francisco Opera’s year long training program prepares apprentice artists for greatness.

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    Artist Spotlight
    November 24, 2013

    A profoundly moving masterwork is revisited, with fresh eyes and ears and heart, by a revered conductor, in performances in San Francisco.

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    Opera REVIEW
     Opera San José  <em>Hansel and Gretel</em> Delights at Opera San José
    November 17, 2013

    Its the opera-friendly acoustic of the California Theatre, OSJ's Hansel and Gretel overflows with musical and visual delights, everyone inhabits their role so completely, and with so much relish, that the opera’s smile-filled ending is assured from the very start. 

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    Opera REVIEW
     San Francisco Opera  A <em>Barber</em> That’s All Thumbs (Up)
    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
     Oakland East Bay Symphony  OEBS Silver 25 Sparkles In All Its Glory
    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
     San Francisco Opera  A Requiem Leaves Its Heart in San Francisco
    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
     Cal Performances  Baroque Blowout Featuring Blythe
    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
     San Francisco Opera  Terfel's Confounding Falstaff
    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
     Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra  Philharmonia Baroque's Marvelous Tour Duo Force
    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
     Livermore Valley Opera  <em>Carmen</em>, Without the Sizzle
    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
      Renée Fleming: <em>Guilty Pleasures</em> Renée Fleming’s Most Guilty Pleasures
    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
    Bay Area Rainbow Symphony 2013
      September 7

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

      Chamber Music REVIEW
         Goat Rodeo Sessions: Copious Delights
      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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