Primary tabs

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

Choral Review
May 9, 2014

Some of the finest singing that has graced Bay Area stages this year distinguished the finals of the eighth annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition.

More »
Recital Review
May 10, 2014

Baritone Florian Boesch and pianist Malcolm Martineau brought their brilliant interpretation Schubert’s stark Winterreise (Winter Journey) to golden-toned Weill Hall.

More »
Recital Review
May 3, 2014

Before a a thrilled audience, as though she could do no wrong, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe dedicated her take-no-prisoners voice to a winning program of French song and American popular classics from the 20th century.

More »
Artist Spotlight
April 21, 2014

Concert-loving mezzo Kelley O’Connor talks about upcoming performances and the expanding arc of her career.

More »
Upcoming Concert
April 15, 2014

Festival Opera confronts the Holocaust in two powerful chamber operas — one created by Nazi victims in 1943, one by a hopeful contemporary team of composer-and-lyricist.

More about Festival Opera »
Recital Review
April 1, 2014

Bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni's recital showcased the rare singing quality of his vocal line — smooth, even, and connected — and an unforced lyricism of his tone, all-of-one-piece.

More »
Opera Review
March 30, 2014

Only Steven Blier could possibly concoct a program as rich, colorful, and provocative as the one he brought to his annual New York Festival of Song Schwabacher Debut Recital.

More »
Recital Review
March 16, 2014

War’s savagery is vocally painted in beautifully rendered emotion, in British baritone Christopher Maltman’s songs-of-a-soldier program.

More »
Recital Review
March 15, 2014

Natalie Dessay’s recital in Davies Symphony Hall showcases the singer's considerable gifts while also evincing some vocal decline.

More »
Feature Article
March 11, 2014

Here’s the musical version of a charity idea you usually associate with walking, running, and biking.

More »
Recital Review
March 9, 2014

A joint recital by Leah Crocetto and David Lomelí at Weill Hall offers a golden opportunity to preview what the rest of the opera world can look forward to from the stars.

More »
Recording Review
March 4, 2014

On four releases: The windswept visuals of the new DVD of Peter Grimes are real on a Britten DVD; plus: three must-hear voices, Olga Peretyatko, Meredith Monk, and Christiane Karg.

More »
Recital Review
February 23, 2014

Schwabacher Debut Recitals are tricky business; singers can be challenged to explore a range of colors and depth of intimacy to which their still-developing technique may not be ideally suited.

More »
Opera Review
February 16, 2014

The glory and grandness of Puccini and the heart-rending Butterfly of Cecilia Violetta López is on display at the Opera San José.

More »
Recital Review
February 7, 2014

Brian Asawa's Bay Area is return is welcoming, strong, and expressive.

More »
Feature Article
February 4, 2014

Live concerts are sometimes only as good as your seat. But Meyer Sound’s Constellation Acoustic System can transform a hall’s acoustics — without your being aware of it.

More »
Chamber Music Review
February 2, 2014

Baritone Gerald Finley produced a polished, but mannered interpretation of Schubert’s Winterreise.

More »
Artist Spotlight
January 28, 2014

Canadian baritone Gerald Finley, set to perform the art-defining song cycle Die Winterreise in Berkeley, discusses its many soul-shaking challenges.

More »
Choral Review
January 25, 2014

Theodora (1749), the Handel oratorio, returned to Weill Hall to transcendent effect.

More »
Opera Review
January 19, 2014

A packed house greets the West Edge Opera’s concert performance of Rossini’s early opera, Elizabeth, Queen of England; rarely performed, but well-done here.

More »

Pages