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Jessica Rivera


Jessica Rivera - Photo by Shawn Flint Blair


Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as possessing a “stunning blend of tonal warmth, emotional depth and precision," soprano Jessica Rivera uniquely combines versatility, intelligence, and spirituality with a soulful, luminous sound that continues to earn her a place on the world’s most prominent stages.

Ms. Rivera cherishes a long-standing collaboration spanning over a decade with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Many of her greatest artistic moments have been accomplished with the ASO, including a Grammy award for Golijov's Ainadamar in 2007 and her Carnegie Hall debut in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol in 2009. Her work with Mr. Spano extends to other venues, including her debut performance with Chicago Lyric Opera as Kitty Oppenheimer in Doctor Atomic and a U.S. recital tour culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall.

She includes among her most treasured performances Górecki's Symphony No. 3 with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, John Adams' El Niño with David Robertson and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Poulenc’s Gloria with Bernard Haitink and the Chicago Symphony, and numerous performances of Adams's A Flowering Tree, most notably with the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, the Cincinnati Opera under Joana Carneiro, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and London Symphony Orchestra under John Adams, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Robert Spano.

Ms. Rivera has also appeared with the Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, Finnish National Opera, BBC Scottish Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Symphony, and has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Telarc, ASO Media, Nonesuch and Urtext.