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

February 23, 2013

Mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao, 46, whose nationally publicized fight against cancer was as inspiring as her vibrant singing, has died.

More "The Loss of Zheng Cao (1966-2013)" »
   <em>Green Sneakers</em>: Treading the Heart's Path
February 19, 2013

Despite a small turnout, Ricky Gordon's Green Sneakers is a major achievement, unflinching in chronicling the decline and death from AIDS of his partner Jeffrey Grossi, played magnificently by Jesse Blumberg. 

More »
Recital REVIEW
 San Francisco Performances  Alek Shrader Goes for Mastery
February 15, 2013

Is lyric tenor Alek Shrader a “Young Master”? That was the question of the evening when the Merola and Adler Fellow alum-made-good returned to San Francisco.

More about San Francisco Performances »
  Jonas Kaufmann: <em>Wagner</em> Kaufmann's Wagner: Promise Amply Fulfilled
February 15, 2013

Gorgeous-voiced Jonas Kaufmann earns his fame as a leading Wagnerian tenor with a superb disc, every selection a gem.

More »
Recital REVIEW
 Cal Performances  Eric Owens' Extraordinary Depths
February 10, 2013

Bass-baritone Eric Owens descends into the depths of emotion in his recital on a bright Sunday afternoon.

More about Cal Performances »
 Stanford Live  Cappella Romana: Time-Travel to Constantinople
February 1, 2013

A performance by Cappella Romana at Bing Hall is capped by an astounding and mesmerizing finale.

More about Stanford Live »
Chamber Music REVIEW
 Music at Meyer  Delights From Heggie, Wincenc, and Middleman
January 28, 2013

A terrific threesome provided an evening of delectable works for flute, voice, and piano.

More about Music at Meyer »
Recital REVIEW
 San Francisco Conservatory of Music  Marnie Breckenridge's Poetic Journey
January 19, 2013

Soprano Marnie Breckenridge shines in songs by many composers with Bay Area roots.

More about San Francisco Conservatory of Music »
Recital REVIEW
   Fleming and Graham Invite Us In
January 16, 2013

A Great Performers evening, featuring soprano Renée Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, was a glamorous musical journey through France’s belle époque, and a spectacular vocal night to remember.

More »
 Festival Opera  Festival Opera's Intriguing <em>About Face</em>
December 7, 2012

After a summer season hiatus in which it ostensibly regrouped, Festival Opera resurfaced this week with an interesting experiment in a new opera, About Face.

More about Festival Opera »
Feature Article
December 4, 2012

While there is no perfect recording of Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung, Decca’s landmark effort, conducted by Georg Solti, has proved durable for all the right reasons.

More "Solti’s Ring Legacy Relived" »
   Adler Fellows Celebrate Glories Present and Future
November 30, 2012

The exciting promise of stardom graced S.F. Opera’s 2012 Adler Fellows gala concert, affirming that several current and departing Fellows are indeed primed to become the stars of tomorrow.

More »
  Elina Garanča: <em>Romantique</em> <em>Romantique</em>: Beauty Above All
November 30, 2012

Elina Garanča sings perhaps too perfectly in her new CD, often reducing what should be emotional outpourings to lovely vocalises.

More »
Recital REVIEW
   DiDonato Conquers Sonoma County
November 20, 2012

As invasions go, it was a win-win. Sweeping into the golden glow of Weil Hall, just two nights after slaying her audience in Carnegie Hall, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato took no prisoners.

More »
Artist Spotlight
November 19, 2012

The much-in-demand mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato brings her glittering production to the North Bay, after triumphs in Europe.

More »
 San Francisco Opera  <em>Tosca</em> Take Two: Opera at Its Lip-Smacking Best
November 16, 2012

Patricia Racette, Mark Delavan, and Brian Jagde swept the War Memorial Opera House stage clean with a powerhouse performance of Tosca, offering audiences a pack of principals that might be the most engaging around.

More about San Francisco Opera »
Critics' Picks
Joyce DiDonato
  • Critics Pick
November 20

Anyone who doesn’t yet know that Kansas-bred former Merolina Joyce DiDonato is a treasurable and highly versatile artist can join her throngs of devotees for “Drama Queens”.

More about Sonoma State University »

 San Francisco Opera  Dueling Toscas Become Triple Toscas
November 15, 2012

After diva Angela Gheorghiu is stricken with terrible nausea and intestinal flu, SFO favorite Melody Moore steps in after Act 1 to make her role debut as Tosca in a production otherwise wanting for drama.

More about San Francisco Opera »
  Nicholas Phan: Britten <em>Still Falls the Rain</em> Nicholas Phan Embraces Britten
November 14, 2012

On his second solo album for British label Avie, Still Falls the Rain, American tenor Nicholas Phan again turns to the music of Benjamin Britten.

More »
Recital REVIEW
 San Francisco Performances  Kate Royal's Puzzling Lesson in Love
November 10, 2012

There were many beautiful moments in Kate Royal’s recital, some offered unqualified success, others made clear that are still lessons to be learned.

More about San Francisco Performances »