Posts by Janice Edwards

Read The Boston Wagner Society’s Interview with Mezzo-Soprano Janice Edwards

I’m so pleased with this wonderful interview on the Boston Wagner Society’s website. The Society’s president, Dalia Geffen, sent me excellent questions, inquiring about my first experience singing Wagner as well as my early career as a professional singer. I will be appearing on the Society ‘s upcoming concert, Mythology, Mysticism, and Masters, singing two…

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Three exciting events are on the horizon this fall

Purely Wood Furniture Open House First, on Saturday, September 8, 1:00-4:00 PM – Purely Wood Furniture celebrates its 25 years in business with an Open House Event. Local luminaries, artists, and musicians will be on hand, including yours truly and a special guest appearance by Mayor Joyce Craig. As a tribute to my favorite American composer, Leonard Bernstein,…

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Wallowing Around in Mahler – again!

“O Glaube, mein Herz” (Photo by John Herper) I use this odd term because Mahler has come to mind quite often in the past few months. I have fondly remembered live performances of his glorious music, and sometimes I feel as if I have “over-dosed” in the harmonies and orchestral colors. I never tire of…

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MAHLER and ME (Part 2)

I am thrilled to announce that I will be the alto soloist in Gustav Mahler’s  iconic Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”) on April 19 at 7:00 pm at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH. This monumental symphony – requiring an orchestra of 100 and a full choir (preferably 100+) – is most likely on…

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The Magic of Puccini

On Friday night, March 16, I once again found myself at the Metropolitan Opera. I was invited by my close friends, Kristen and Chris, to hear Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Hearing this glorious music brought back very fond memories of singing the role of Suzuki, Butterfly’s faithful servant/friend, in – as best as I can recall –…

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Mahler & Me (Grammar expert confirms this syntax)

The third week of January was a very cultural week. If you read my lengthy blog post about the Met’s Tosca, you have learned what a particularly meaningful opera this is to me. On an entirely different musical plane is my love for another of my favorite composers, Gustav Mahler. On Saturday, Jan. 20th, I…

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Tosca’s Enduring Spell – A Personal Reflection

As some of you may know, Puccini’s Tosca was the first opera I saw live, at the tender age of 13, and to this day it is my all-time favorite opera. Prior to seeing that live performance at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, when the Met did its annual tour visit, I was taught the opening chords…

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World War II

I don’t know many people, in this current day and age, who pay much attention to, or know that much about, World War II . Frankly, I wouldn’t myself but for a recent renewed interest in my dad’s war record. Like many veterans, Dad didn’t talk about his service much. I once asked him, “Dad, you were…

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The Choirs of Nashua, Part 2

Last July, I blogged about my spring experience as an alto ringer with First Church of Nashua. Joe Olefirowicz, Minister of Music, has built a sensational music program at First Church, and I always enjoy working with him, either as a soloist or a ringer in the choir. Recently, I had the pleasure of performing…

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Old Songs Resung – Janice’s Labor of Love Concert

Hello, everyone – You are cordially invited to my concert on Sunday, November 12, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957). Many of you know that I have a passion for this composer’s vocal works. I am thrilled that my colleagues Martha Warren, Mark Andrew Cleveland, and Maxwell McGrath…

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