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

Opera REVIEW
   Stars Are On Form in Salzburg Festival <em>Julius Caesar</em>
August 21, 2012

Handel’s best-known opera has achieved popularity due to a staggering succession of supremely engaging melodies. The reason for the full-house in Salzburg was the stars.

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Feature Article
August 28, 2012

The festival of Wagner operas at Bayreuth continues to confront the composer’s fraught and complicated legacy with fascinating, sometimes crazy productions. SFCV’s critic reports on the entire thing.

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CD REVIEW
  Miah Persson and Roger Vignoles: Live at Wigmore Impassioned Beauty From Persson and Vignoles
August 15, 2012

Soprano Miah Persson’s latest recital CD is essential to acquire, being so filled with beautiful, deeply felt singing.

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Festival REVIEW
 Music@Menlo  All in the Family: Cooke, Markgraf, and Kalish
July 28, 2012

A mezzo/baritone recital proves disappointing and far less romantic than might be expected from the performers and their repertory.

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Opera REVIEW
 Merola Opera Program  Merola's <em>Postcard</em>: Enigmas and Excellence
July 19, 2012

The Merola production of Postcard From Morocco is packaged in mystery and enigma, but delivers a dreamscape of a score.

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Artist Spotlight
July 18, 2012

An inspiring voice teacher speaks of the challenges and thrills he experiences with his opera-stars-to-be, at the Merola and Adler programs of S.F. Opera.

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CD REVIEW
  Magdalena Kožená: <em>Love and Longing</em> Loving and Longing Unadorned
July 13, 2012

Magdalena Kožená scores a win with romantic songs, backed well by husband Simon Rattle and the lush Berlin Philharmonic.

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CD REVIEW
  S.F. Ballet Orchestra: Delibes/Sylvia/Coppelia Delibes: Suites and Sweets
June 29, 2012

The silken strings of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra must be heard to be believed, on this exceptional recording of two beloved ballet scores.

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Artist Spotlight
June 27, 2012

Countertenor Robin Blaze continues to set off vocal fireworks in his bravura performances of oratorio and Bach.

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Feature Article
June 22, 2012

Sweet tunes to spice up your summer recreation.

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CD REVIEW
  Dvořák <em>Zigeunerlieder</em> - Songs & Duets The Zing of Dvořák's <em>Zigeunerlieder</em>
June 22, 2012

A recording of Dvořák's Zigeunerlieder showcases restraint above all in what is otherwise consummate musicianship and lovely vocalism.

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Opera REVIEW
 San Francisco Opera  A Joyous <em>Magic Flute</em>
June 13, 2012

Jun Kaneko’s spectacular projections and costume designs star, along with some top-rank singing, in San Francisco Opera’s delightful new production.

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Opera REVIEW
 San Francisco Opera  <em>Attila</em>: Conquest Through Sword and Song
June 12, 2012

In the San Francisco Opera's presentation of Attila a great baritone shines in this early Verdi opera.

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Upcoming Concert
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    Fri June 22, 2012 7:00pm

    A slain leader in the gay rights movement, San Francisco’s own Harvey Milk, is the subject of a new cantata that employs some of his unknown speeches.

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    Critics' Picks
    The Magic Flute 2012
    • Critics Pick
    June 13 - July 8

    In a new production by visual artist Jun Kaneko and sung in English, The Magic Flute is perfect for the whole family.

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    Critics' Picks
    Nixon in China 2012
    • Critics Pick
    June 8 - July 3

    John Adams’ first opera, Nixon in China, is a thoroughly modern, musically and visually irresistible masterpiece.

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    Artist Spotlight
    May 28, 2012

    A beloved interpreter of Papageno in Mozart’s Magic Flute talks about the challenges of singing the role in English, adapting to new productions, and even shedding his shirt.

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    Critics' Picks
    Aida West Bay Opera 2012
    • Critics Pick
    May 25 - June 3

    Don't miss the opportunity to experience the intimacy and immediacy of that drama in this first-ever fully staged production by West Bay Opera at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

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    CD REVIEW
       Chanticleer's Sweet Love Story
    May 25, 2012

    Famed male vocal ensemble Chanticleer remains in top form under an interim music director, if not recorded in its full splendor on this new CD.

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    News Report
    May 21, 2012

    Dolby Labs’ new TrueHD technology enables higher sound quality for action flicks, pop music, and — more aptly here — the S.F. Symphony’s esteemed media projects.

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