Award-winning American tenor John Riesen has been called "impassioned and vibrant" (Opera Today) and has been impressing audiences all over the country with his "heartfelt" singing.
"John Riesen...was musically and dramatically satisfying."
2019/2020 season highlights include house and role debuts at Michigan Opera Theater in the role of Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd and a return to one of John's most celebrated roles, Younger Thompson in Glory Denied with Atlanta Opera and Urban Arias. He also released his debut album, "What You'd Call a Dream" and later during covid-19 release "Christmas at Home".
Looking ahead to the 2020/2021 season John with return to acclaimed roles such as Younger Thompson in Glory Denied with Berkshire Opera Fesitval, Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore with Pensacola Opera, and Frederic in Pirates of Penzance with Utah Opera, and his Carnegie Hall debut as tenor soloist in the Messiah in 2021.