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Twenty four years ago today, I experienced one of the most exciting and artistically fulfilling singing engagements of my entire career – the opportunity to sing Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” (The Song of the Earth – in Czech, Pisen o zemi, see below for proper title in Czech) – in one of Europe’s…

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Wagner, Then and Now

“Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.”-Gioachino Rossini My passion for Wagner started fairly early. As a very young singer in my teens, I was only assigned Italian and a few French songs, as well as songs of English and American composers, during early vocal study.   My first exposure to Wagner’s…

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Student Spotlight – Ken Quiricone – Bye Bye Birdie

The Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH, has presented some wonderful shows of late…last month, I saw “The Full Monty” and today (20 March 2022), “Bye Bye Birdie”…both of these shows are classics. In the early 2000s, I was an adjunct voice teacher at Plymouth State University, and privileged to work with many talented young singers.…

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Granite State NATS winners!

My 4 lovely students have done themselves, and me, very proud this year.  Most NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) chapters have annual competitions for both classical and musical theatre divisions. Our chapter is, naturally, the Granite State chapter. 2021 has been a banner year for the Janice Edwards Voice Studio. Here are the 4…

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The Janice Edwards Voice Studio – movin’ on up!

In 2020, I was able to move from the 2nd floor of 83 Hanover Street in Manchester, NH, to a larger space on the 4th floor. This was a beautiful space with natural light and 4 walk-in closets with built-in shelves…a dream come true for many reasons (not the least of which – storage for my…

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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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Student Spotlight – Lydia Richman – Legally Blonde

Lydia Richman ia a Freshman at John Stark Regional High School. Lydia is a member of both the Concert and Select choirs at John Stark and is featured in two of the stage company’s upcoming shows. Lydia is very excited to be playing Brooke Wyndham in “Legally Blonde” by Heather Hach. Performances are running from…

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