Hailed as “impassioned…and vibrant” (Opera Today), award-winning American tenor, John Riesen is consistently impressing audiences in the world of opera 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 and concert. The 2018-19 season saw many house and role debuts including Prince Charming in Cendrillon with Opera Company of Middlebury, Lensky in Eugene Onegin with Intermountain Opera Bozeman, Alfredo in La Traviata with Gulfshore Opera, Younger Thomspon in Glory Denied with Opera Birmingham and Des Moines Metro Opera, the title role in Candide with Chautauqua Opera, and his Lincoln Center debut as Tony in West Side Story Suite with the New York City Ballet.
In an exciting 2019-20 season, Riesen makes his professional debut as Roméo in Roméo et Juliette as a guest artist with the Janiec Opera Company and his Michigan Opera Theater debut as Pirelli in Sweeney Todd. He then returns to two acclaimed roles: Prince Charming in Cendrillon with Opera Birmingham and Younger Thompson in Glory Denied in his Atlanta Opera and UrbanArias debuts. He also debuts as Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate with Intermountain Opera Bozeman an appears in concert with Berkshire Opera Festival.
- Una furtiva lagrima from L'elisir d'amore
- John Riesen
- Maria from West Side Story
- John Riesen