John Riesen

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John Riesen

(He/Him/His) Hailed as “impassioned...and vibrant” (Opera Today), award-winning American tenor John Riesen is consistently impressing audiences with his "fantastic, powerful voice" (Texarkana Gazette). Riesen’s growing career boasts a variety of roles in which he excels and includes significant work in Opera, Musical Theater, studio recording, voice over and concert.

Carnegie Hall
Messiah, 2021
Utah Opera
Pirates of Penzance, 2021
Michigan Opera Theatre
Sweeney Todd, 2019
NYC Ballet
West Side Story Suite, 2018
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John Riesen
is represented by
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Schedule

Tenor Soloist
Guest

Gulf Shore Opera, Feb-21


HMS Pinafore
Ralph Rackstraw

Pensacola Opera, Mar-21

Pirates of Penzance
Frederic

Utah Opera, May-21


Glory Denied
Younger Thompson

TBA, Jul-21

Messiah
Tenor Soloist

Musica Sacra at Carnegie Hall, Dec-21


Glory Denied
Younger Thompson

Opera Columbus, 2020

Glory Denied
Younger Thompson

The Atlanta Opera, 2020

Glory Denied
Younger Thompson

UrbanArias, 2020

Sweeney Todd
Pirelli

Michigan Opera Theatre, 2019

Glory Denied
Younger Thompson

Des Moines Metro Opera, 2018

West Side Story Su...
Tony

NYC Ballet, 2018

Cendrillon
Prince Charmant

Opera Birmingham, 2020

Biography

Hailed as “impassioned...and vibrant” (Opera Today), award-winning American tenor John Riesen is consistently impressing audiences with his "fantastic, powerful voice" (Texarkana Gazette). Riesen’s growing career boasts a variety of roles in which he excels and includes significant work in Opera, Musical Theater, studio recording, voice over and concert.
His most notable roles include Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore, Candide in Candide, Tony in West Side Story, Romeo in Romeo et Juliette, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Alfredo in La Traviata, Prince Charmant in Cendrillon and Younger Thompson in Glory Denied.
Recently John was seen in his Lincoln Center debut as the voice of Tony in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite as well as the tenor soloist in Stravinsky's Les Noces with the New York City Ballet, and tenor soloist in Rachmaninoff's Vespers with the NY Oratorio Society. He will be making his Carnegie Hall Debut as Tenor Soloist in the Messiah December 2021.
Outside of the realm of stage performance John has released two studio recording albums, “What You’d Call a Dream” (2019) featuring operatic, musical theater, and new works close to John’s heart and “Christmas at Home” (2020) featuring holiday favorites. His recent single release of “You’re the Best” has been called “elegant and captivating as every note is crisp, full, and truly heartfelt.” (Straight Bread Magazine)
"John Riesen...was musically and dramatically satisfying." -Opera News “The heaven sent voice of John Riesen sends shivers down your spine” -Music Hit Box “The majestic, sweet and angelic voice of ‘John Riesen’ is unbelievable” - Weekly Music Express
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