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
  Danielle de Niese: <em>Beauty of the Baroque</em> Danielle de Niese’s Bouquet of Baroque Beauty
February 20, 2012

Engaging and heartfelt performances of Baroque classics distinguish this revelatory recital by the young Australian/Sri Lankan soprano.

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Upcoming Concert
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    March 2-4

    A chamber choir probes music of the heart and soul, including a work inspired by Martin Luther King’s vision of freedom when in the Birmingham jail.

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    Artist Spotlight
    February 14, 2012

    New ways of eliciting sounds from a battery of ancient-to-modern instruments mark the performing style of a world-renowned Scottish percussionist.

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    Critics' Picks
    Wolfgang Holzmair
    • Critics Pick
    March 4

    This most sensitive artist presents Schubert’s emotionally chilling, potentially cathartic Winterreise (Winter journey).

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    CD REVIEW
      Scott Joplin: <em>Treemonisha</em> Is This Real <em>Treemonisha</em>?
    February 8, 2012

    Scott Joplin’s historically significant ragtime opera is reconstructed and heard anew, if not in an ideal performance.

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    Critics' Picks
    The Great Gatsby: Ensemble Parallèle
    • Critics Pick
    February 10 - 12

    Ensemble Parallèle presents the world premiere of Jacques Desjardins’ chamber orchestration of John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby

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    Artist Spotlight
    January 18, 2012

    A voluble, wide-ranging San Francisco opera composer discusses the premiere of his song cycle portraying a French artistic genius.

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    News Report
    January 18, 2012

    Composer Jake Heggie and Librettist Terrence McNally team up to create Great Scott, an opera referencing bel canto works of yore, which The Dallas Opera will premiere three seasons hence.

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    Recital REVIEW
     Cal Performances  Susan Graham: Second That Emotion
    January 14, 2012

    A recital by Susan Graham presented by Cal Performances offered a host of effortlessly produced sounds so healthy, warm, and filled with beauty that it was tempting to fantasize that life was equally sweet and uncomplicated.

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    Feature Article
    January 11, 2012

    2011 wasn’t a great year for Congress or the San Francisco Giants, but a tremendous year for opera, as these recordings testify. There wasn’t room to include all the contenders.

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    CD REVIEW
      The Callas Effect The Callas Effect: Rebooted
    January 3, 2012

    Top soprano Angela Gheorghiu records a homage album, while EMI repackages Callas's recorded legacy yet again — this time with a new twist.

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    Feature Article
    January 2, 2012

    The Bay Area is replete with great vocalists and opera opportunities this winter and next spring. Here’s how to make the most of them.

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    Feature Article
    January 2, 2012

    The artistry of the 20th century’s greatest diva is again in the spotlight, in the wake of a new tribute album and more re-releases of her recorded legacy. In this persuasive summary of Callas’ impact, both the legend and the reality are analyzed.

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    Critics' Picks
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    • Critics Pick
    Thu January 5, 2012 8:00pm

    Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley pair up in a genre-blurring, sure-to-surprise performance in a San Francisco club.

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    CD REVIEW
      Diana Damrau: Liszt Lieder Damrau and Deutsch Do Liszt Full Justice
    December 16, 2011

    A CD resplendent with Liszt lieder stands among the finest recorded interpretations available.

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    Opera REVIEW
       The Future Glows in Adler Fellows
    December 1, 2011

    The title “The Future Is Now” may well prove prophetic for San Francisco Opera Center’s annual Adler Fellows Gala Concert. If the stars are aligned as they should be, no fewer than four of the artists who took to Herbst Theatre’s stage will soon shine brightly as leading artists at premier houses throughout the world.

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    Critics' Picks
    Mattilla
    • Critics Pick
    Tue December 6, 2011 8:00pm

    he opportunity to hear two great pros, the divinely voiced Karita Mattila in partnership with master accompanist Martin Katz, is irresistible.

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    Artist Spotlight
    November 22, 2011

    Four years on at the helm of the New Century Chamber Orchestra, its “fearless leader” reflects on her brilliant charges, and the challenges ahead.

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    Opera REVIEW
       <em>Dark Sisters</em> This Way Come
    November 12, 2011

    SFCV’s critic visits New York to review a dark new chamber opera involving polygamy ... obsession.

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    Critics' Picks
    Eric Owens
    • Critics Pick
    Sun November 20, 2011 3:00pm

    Eric Owens Bay Area recital debut contrasts German lieder with more intimate fare from Debussy and Duparc. Ravel’s Don Quichotte to Dulcinée should be the icing on the cake.

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