Wagner’s Women: Archetypes and Inspirations Part 2

On May 5, 2024, I had the privilege to perform repertoire that is near and dear to my heart…an all-Wagner concert jointly sponsored by the Berlin Wagner Group (BWG) and the Boston Wagner Society (BWS). Peter Furlong, founder of the BWG, fashioned this concert for 3 talented and lovely women – soprano Jenny Ribeiro, mezzo-soprano…

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Wagner’s Women: Archetypes and Inspirations

Greetings all….l am thrilled to be performing an all-Wagner concert this weekend at Park Avenue Congregtional Church in Arlington, MA, entitled “Wagner’s Women: Archetypes and Inspirations.”. Please see details on the attached flyer. My distinguished colleaguea are Jenny Ribeiro , Joanna Porackova , and collaborative pianist Jeffrey Brody. We will sing thrilling excerpts from The…

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New Location, Same Voice Studio

As most of you know, the Janice Edwards Voice Studio has had a rather nomadic history the past 20 years. When I moved to New Hampshire in 1999, I found a lovely location for a studio on Hanover Street, right across from the Palace Theatre. This area of Manchester has been lovingly referred to at times…

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Concord Community Chorus’s performance of Handel’s Messiah

I am thrilled to be the alto soloist with the Concord Community Chorus’s performance of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at St. Paul’s Church in Concord, NH. My colleagues are soprano Peggo Hodes, tenor Sean Parr, and baritone Mark Andrew Cleveland, Benjamin Greene conductor. Admission is free. Hope to see you there!

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Manchester West Side, Here We Come!

After over 20 years in midtown Manchester, the Janice Edwards Voice Studio will be moving to 212 Coolidge Avenue as of Tuesday, September 5.  Here is a photo of the beautiful house where the studio will be located, through the right door and up the stairs. DIRECTIONS From Manchester, cross the Bridge Street Bridge, then bear right…

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Student Spotlight – Shayna Carp

Community Theatre is alive and well in New Hampshire! The Franklin Footlight Theatre’s “Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” (July 4-15 and 20-22, and July 16) opened on July 14 in Franklin, NH. The Franklin Opera House, like so many historic “opera houses” (a historic name for NH town halls that are how repurposed for performance…

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Student Spotlight – Alyssa Bernanzanni

On Saturday, July 8, I attended a delightful production of “Matilda, Junior” at Manchester, NH’s Palace Theatre This local summer music camp Palace Youth Theatre – PYT is a wonderful way for young singers to get a high level of experience and training in acting/singing onstage and stagecraft. My lovely student Alyssa Bernanzanni performed the…

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Students in the Studio

Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the Janice Edwards Voice Studio in Manchester, NHI am so proud of these wonderful singers, all of whom have been my students for a number of years. They presented a variety of songs, from musical theatre to jazz to classical songs/arias, accompanied by the invaluable collaborative pianist, Charlie Blood. Soprano…

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The Song of the Earth

Twenty-five years ago today, March 31, 1998, I had the privilege of performing Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” (The Song of the Earth) with the Czech Radio Orchestra in the Dvorak Hall of Prague’s legendary Rudolfinum Concert Hall. My dear father-in-law, Milan Vitek, conducted this concert which also included Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. The tenor…

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Blessed with friends, colleagues and students

I’m so blessed! Close friends, colleagues and students helped to make my retirement from my “day job” more joyous than expected. As is the case for many performing artists, I’ve had day jobs to support myself between gigs. Since 2000, I worked as a legal administrative assistant at a law firm in Manchester, NH. About…

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