Performances

Duets for Dems

SAVE THE DATE! October 3, 2020 Laura and Joel Iwaskiewicz perform Duets for Dems, a program of 16 songs from musical theatre to entertain and bring joy during these uncertain times – and most importantly, to get out the vote in support of Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. Laura and Joel will host a…

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Save the Date – August 29, 2020
Die Walkure

Ho jo to ho! to friends, family, and colleagues. I am thrilled to announce that this August, I will be performing with a new opera company, TUNDI Productions (wwwtundiproductions.org), which had its premiere season in August of 2019 with performances of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde”. Maestro Hugh Keelan and soprano Jenna Rae have managed the gargantuan task…

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Janice Edwards and Guests: On Wings of Song

SAVE THE DATE! On Sunday, November 10, I will be performing a concert with three of my favorite colleagues – Pianist Jeffrey Brody, Guitarist Berit Strong, and Baritone Aaron Sandford. To reserve tickets in advance call 781-643-8680 Tickets in advance are $18 adults & $12 seniors/students, and at the door $23 & $15. The Park…

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Student Spotlight – Max Orio – South Pacific

Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow, NH presented this weekend Rogers & Hammerstein’s classic musical “South Pacific.” There were 2 casts, and my student, baritone Max Orio, was cast as Emile DeBeque. Max and I have worked on Emile’s gorgeous songs (“Some Enchanted Evening” and “This Nearly Was Mine”, among others) for several months and…

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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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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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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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The Choirs of Nashua

Ask any professional classical singer how he or she feels about choral singing, and they will either make a face, say “no way, never”, or make some snarky comment.  I am no exception.  Most of us pros have had “church jobs” in NYC, Boston, or other large cities where churches with fat music budgets can afford…

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