John Riesen

Classical/Crossover vocalist

14 Reviews (11 Verified)
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Having sung at the world's most prestigious venues (Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Michigan Opera Theatre and many more) John's classically trained voice will astound you with it's power, beauty, range and flexibility. Trained in opera, John can provide the vocals you need for your crossover, jazz, or classical hits.

Classically trained in opera performance, but working as a crossover
(pop, broadway, folk, jazz) singer. Full baritone and tenor range (low G to high C in chest voice, and additional falsetto range above that (over 4 octave range).

Gifted with a beautiful, powerful, vibrant, refined, classically trained voice, American singer John Riesen straddles the line between Opera and Pop with ease. Originally inspired by Josh Groban, Audra McDonald, Michael Bublé and Tom Jones John pursued a career as an operatic tenor and Classical Crossover singer.

Recently John Riesen 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 this December.

Seen most recently in collaboration with PBS TV superstar pianist-composer Marina Arsenijevic singing new arrangements of Crossover standards by Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Tom Jones and many others.

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  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

14 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Alexander R Adams

    I have worked with John on several projects and I am always impressed by his artistry and professionalism. He absolutely nailed the interpretation of the most recent piece on the very first take; I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! Fantastic musician and great person all around. Would highly recommend for any project!

  2. Review by Stevie the Vibe
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    John is a joy to work with. His voice and direction makes every project very seamless and enjoyable. I’d recommend him for any project!

  3. Review by Stevie the Vibe
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    John was extremely easy to work with, communicative, and once again showed off his incredible talents. Can't work to work with him again.

  4. Review by Michael G.

    John is a delight to work with, and I'm beyond fortunate to have found him here. He is always professional and very quick to respond. And it goes without saying that he is also a tremendous talent!

  5. Review by Michael G.

    John is a joy to work with. He goes above and beyond to get everything right and always with good humor. I'm very happy to be entrusting him with a lead role in a project that has been 8 years in the making.

  6. Review by Michael G.

    John's powerful voice and his enthusiasm for the project we are collaborating on are exactly what I was hoping for. He gives detailed communication and listens thoughtfully to mine. A rare find.

  7. Review by Madison Studios

    Perfect interpretation and execution of the project. John has a great vocal range able to reach those Epic notes so distinctive in classical crossover and orchestral music genre. Immensely talented. I would definitely work with him again.

  8. Review by Alexander R Adams

    Excellent singing as always! I am so lucky to be able to collaborate with John on another song. His musicianship and professionalism are top notch and he gave such an emotive performance on a difficult piece of music. Looking forward to working with him again on a future project!

  9. Review by Steve
    by Steve

    5 Stars all the way for John! He was a pleasure to work with and is an awesome talent! He really brought my song to life and for that l’m extremely grateful.

  10. Review by Alexander A.

    Fantastic voice and a pleasure to work with. The recording I received from John had both professional sound quality and expert musicianship. His singing was powerful and expressive and exactly what I had envisioned for the song. I would love to collaborate with him again on a future project.

  11. Review by Bob T.
    by Bob T.

    Terrific voices and wonderful to work with.

  12. Review by James A.

    A pleasure to work with, quick and exactly what I wanted.

  13. Review by Patrick C.

    I hired John Riesen to sing Operatic vocals for my latest musical project. The entire process was a pleasure. Johns's voice fit the track like a glove. He's got such great control of his voice and an eagerness to get the job done right.

  14. Review by Stevie the Vibe

    John is remarkable. His vocal talents and enthusiasm are truly outstanding. I've loved all the projects we've worked on together, which number in the 20s by this point. An absolute yes.

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I am flexible, but want to make sure the product is excellent. I will send several vocal comps, until you are satisfied up to 3 times back and forth.

GenresSounds Like
  • Josh Groban
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Tom Jones
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  • audio technica vocal mic/Abelton
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Happy to work out some kind of discount based on the project and needs :)