Johnathan Riesen

Johnathan R.

Westland, MI

About Johnathan R.

Johnathan teaches: Ages 15 and up
Teaching since: 2012
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Hi! I am an enthusiast, upbeat teacher looking for students who want to begin their vocal journey. To see what I do, please visit: JohnRiesen.com

"Hailed as "passionate...and stunning", award-winning American tenor John Riesen is consistently impressing audiences in the world of opera and on the concert stage. Recent roles include Lensky, Eugene Onegin (Chautauqua Opera), Ralph Rackstraw, HMS Pinafore (Shreveport Opera), Gastone, La Traviata (Michigan Opera Theater), Frederic, Pirates of Penzance (Shreveport Opera), Father Grenville, Dead Man Walking (Shreveport Opera). Other notable roles include; Hoffmann, Les Contes D'Hoffmann, Romeo, Romeo et Juliette, and Rodolfo, La Boheme among others"

Photos and Videos

What you'd call a dream (The Baseball Song)

Experience

Professional Tenor

May 2016 - Present
Internationally

Hailed as "passionate...and stunning", award-winning American tenor John Riesen is consistently impressing audiences in the world of opera and on the concert stage. Recent roles include Lensky, Eugene Onegin (Chautauqua Opera), Ralph Rackstraw, HMS Pinafore (Shreveport Opera), Gastone, La Traviata (Michigan Opera Theater), Frederic, Pirates of Penzance (Shreveport Opera), Father Grenville, Dead Man Walking (Shreveport Opera). Other notable roles include; Hoffmann, Les Contes D'Hoffmann, Romeo, Romeo et Juliette, and Rodolfo, La Boheme among others. This coming season John will also be performing as tenor soloist in Opera Columbus's production of "Twisted 2" (a symphony, ballet, and operatic collaboration), Alfredo in Tri-Cities Opera's production of La Traviata, Tenor soloist in Handel's "The Messiah", Rodolfo in Shreveport Opera's production of La Bohème, Howard Boucher in Pensacola Opera's production of Dead Man Walking and Tenor soloist with the Texarkana Symphony. John received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Michigan State University, and has completed Young Artist Programs at Shreveport Opera (2014-16), Chautauqua Opera (2013, 14, and 15), and Oberlin in Italy (2012)

Administrative Assistant to Outreach

Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
Shreveport Opera

Scheduled, and handled the outreach program for Shreveport Opera's SOX program

Resident Tenor

Aug 2014 - Apr 2016
Shreveport Opera

Gastone in La Traviata, Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, Remendado in Carmen, Father Grenville in Dead Man Walking

Tenor

Jun 2013 - Jul 2015
Chautauqua Opera

Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Malcom (cover) in Macbeth 2015

Stagedoorman/Dandy2 in Ballad of Baby Doe 2014

Rector Adams (cover) in Peter Grimes 2013

Graduate Assistant and Voice Teacher

Sep 2012 - May 2014
Michigan State University

Taught voice via Graduate Assistantship at MSU

Education

Master's in Voice Performance

Sep 2012 - May 2014
Michigan State University

Bachelor's in Voice Performance

Sep 2008 - May 2012
Michigan State University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Clare S Mackey Award

Sep 2014
Michigan State University
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