Gifted with a beautiful, powerful, classically trained voice, American singer John Riesen straddles the line between Opera and Popular music with ease. Originally inspired by the voices of Josh Groban and Michael Buble, John pursued a career as an operatic tenor where he performed more than 40 leading roles with opera and musical theater companies throughout the United States including Atlanta Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Des Moines Metro Opera, Anchorage Opera, Opera Birmingham, Opera Columbus, Shreveport Opera, Pensacola Opera, Intermountain Opera Bozeman, Tri-Cities Opera, Ithaca Opera, among others.
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.
Seen most recently in classical crossover collaboration with Emmy-Nominated pianist-composer and PBS TV star Marina Arsenijevic singing new arrangements of Crossover standards by Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Tom Jones and many others.