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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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Feature Article
December 17, 2014

Great music and gift ideas for classical music lovers (and how to get hold of them quickly).

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Upcoming Concert
December 2, 2014

Read an interview with composer and musician Terry Riley. His In C changed the course of modern music, he has spent half a century at the cutting edge of musical exploration, and it is impossible to speak of Riley’s music without referencing his energy and world outlook.

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News Report
October 23, 2014

CD-quality, on demand streaming is about to expand with the entry of two new companies into the U.S. market. Both are jockeying for position as major players

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News Report
October 19, 2014

The Walkman is back. It’s now accepting pre-orders on its own lightweight, 64 GB, Hi-Res Walkman Digital Music Player due out in November.

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Feature Article
October 13, 2014

Four new mind-boggling, jaw-dropping, ear-seducing recordings by Cecilia Bartoli, Dominque Labelle, Alice Coote, and Nathalie Stutzman give pleasure almost beyond words.

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News Report
September 24, 2014

On Sept. 23 a newly remastered 69-CD box set of Maria Callas’ entire studio discography became available from Warner Classics.

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News Report
September 24, 2014

Two more Adler Fellows who have hit the big time.

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Recording Review
September 12, 2014

The wondrous mezzo Joyce DiDonato, now at the very top of her game, sings bel canto arias to a fare-thee-well, both the rare and the familiar, the tragic and the camp.

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Opera Review
July 26, 2014

At the Saturday night opening of Mark Streshinsky’s production of La bohème for West Edge Opera, the erosion of boundaries between singers and audience left attendees beaming.

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Opera Review
July 12, 2014

An AT&T Park crowd, gathered for S.F. Opera’s simulcast of La traviata was treated to a fine, all-American cast that revivified the production.

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Feature Article
June 25, 2014

New affordable products to play high-resolution recordings are making download files and Blu-ray audio not only unavoidable, but irresistible. Bye, bye CDs.

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Upcoming Concert
June 17, 2014

In a change of pace, Kitka, the women’s vocal group that specializes in Eastern European folk traditions, has commissioned a new composition for Gay Pride Week.

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Opera Review
June 15, 2014

More than one tragedy unfolded in the S.F. Opera's Madama Butterfly, but the production and direction transcended all to show opera at its finest.

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Opera Review
June 11, 2014

SFO’s current La traviata, the first in five years, is the Company’s sixth consecutive mounting of John Copley’s attractive, albeit traditional 17-year old production.

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Recital Review
May 25, 2014

The star Russian baritone still has plenty of power and authority, and boisterous fans. But these days, lyricism and variety are in short supply.

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Opera Review
May 23, 2014

The West Bay Opera's Magic Flute list of joys is long, a cumulative accomplishment of production, casting, and intention.

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