Gillian Riesen

Classical crossover vocalist

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Having sung at the world's most prestigious venues (The Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Saint Louis and many more) Gillian's classically trained voice will astound you with it's power, beauty, range and flexibility. Working now as a crossover artist, Gillian 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 soprano and mezzo range (low F3 to high A5, plus extension for classical up to high C6)

Dr. Gillian Riesen is currently the CEO and President of Emitha LLC

Hailed as "impeccable" by Broadway World, award-winning American mezzo-soprano Gillian Lynn Cotter is quickly impressing audiences with her strong voice and dynamic presence. Recent roles include Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Opera Louisiane, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Pensacola Opera, Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking with Shreveport Opera, the title role in Rinaldo with Fresco Opera and Angelica in the world premiere of A Capacity for Evil with Opera MODO. Current projects include role and house debuts as Joan in Tchaikovsky's Maid of Orleans with Opera Company of Middlebury and Vera Lynn in Another Brick in the Wall with Michigan Opera Theater.

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  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Michael G.

    Gillian has a very beautiful voice and is a true pleasure to work with!

  2. Review by John Riesen

    Having worked with Gillian MANY times, I can say she is literally the best. That VOICE, that professionalism... she's a powerhouse!

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  • Renée Fleming
  • Sarah Brightman
  • Kelli O'Hara
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  • Audio technica vocal mic/Abelton
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