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.
Other highlights of the upcoming season include a debut with the New York Oratorio Society as the tenor soloist in Rachmaninoff's Vespers, a return to Intermountain Opera Bozeman as Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me Kate and to Opera Birmingham as Prince Charmant in their production of Massenet's Cendrillon.
Looking ahead to the 2020/2021 season John with return to acclaimed roles such as Younger Thompson in Glory Denied with Opera Columbus, Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore with Pensacola Opera, and Frederic in Pirates of Penzance with TBD, and his Carnegie Hall debut as tenor soloist in the Messiah.