Student Spotlight – Janet Wittenberg, Nashua Choral Society

Janet Wittenberg will be a featured soloist in the “Domine Jesu Christe” movement of Mozart’s Requiem. This monumental oratorio will be  presented by the Nashua Choral Society jointly with the Granite State Choral Society, conducted by Ann Watson Born. Performances are on May 5 at 3:00 PM in Nashua at Immaculate Conception Church and May 18 at 7:30…

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Wagner Immersion

On March 25th and March 30th , 2019, I gorged myself on my favorite Wagner opera, Die Walküre (The Valkyrie). Some may consider this an indulgence, or an obsession. I consider it wallowing around in one of the most emotionally draining and intellectually challenging operas ever written. My dear friend and voice student Anne Orio and I spent…

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Student Spotlight: Cantor Shira Nafshi, Temple Beth Jacob

Temple Beth Jacob’s Purim Spiel Another of my talented students, Shira Nafshi, serves as Cantor at Temple Beth Jacob in Concord, NH. One of the more interesting aspects of TBJ is their annual event called Purim Spiel (pronounced “shpeel”). The Purim Spiel is an annual fundraiser for TBJ. It was started in 1998, and has a…

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Student Spotlight: Max Orio

Spring of 2019 brings much to be proud of, with my talented students participating in both musical theatre and community chorus events. First… On May 4th and 5th, Timberlane Regional High School presents Rogers & Hammerstein’s classic musical, South Pacific. My student, baritone Max Orio, is double-cast as Emile DeBeque in Timberlane’s fully staged production,…

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Classic Broadway Performance Class

Sign up today for Classic Broadway Performance Class Registration Fee $20 Due by Feb. 22nd Explore the Great American Songbook and the founders of the “Golden Age” of American musical theatre Sunday, March 10, 2019 2:00 – 5:00 Grace Episcopal Church – Great Hall 106 Lowell St., Manchester, NH Elizabeth Blood, Accompanist

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Boston Wagner Society Fall 2018 Concert – “Wagner: Mythology, Mysticism, and Masters”

In late November, I shelved my Die Walküre score after many months of working on Siegmund/Sieglinde’s scene and Fricka/Wotan’s scene, in preparation for the Boston Wagner Society‘s fall concert, “Wagner: Mythology, Mysticism, and Masters”, presented at Old South Church on Sunday, November 11. This was a marvelous concert, long in the planning, presenting scenes from The Ring Cycle, Parsifal and Die Meistersinger. I…

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Wagner: “Mythology, Mysticism, and Masters” presented by the Boston Wagner Society

Janice Edwards, Mezzo-Soprano, will make her Boston Wagner Society debut singing excerpts of two iconic roles from Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (the “Ring Cycle”) on Sunday, November 11, at Old South Church in Boston. Janice will sing the role of Sieglinde to tenor Peter Furlong’s Siegmund from the first act of Die Walküre (The Valkyrie). Switching hats,…

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The Janice Edwards Voice Studio presents “LB – A Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Leonard Bernstein”

“LB” will celebrate this American musical icon with highlights from four of his most celebrated theatrical pieces including West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town and Candide. In addition, three additional songs will be featured including “So Pretty”, “My House”, and “Simple Song” from Mass. A special treat will be “Rondo for Lifey”, a short, lively piece for…

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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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