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 enjoys a thriving international career as a sought after performer of both traditional and contemporary repertoire in the classical music world. She has created leading roles in operas by John Adams and Osvaldo Golijov, and sung numerous world premieres, including works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Paola Prestini, Jonathan Leshnoff, Chris Theofanidis, and Nico Muhly. She has appeared in performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, London Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, San Francisco Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Finnish National Opera, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Symphony, among many others. She has worked with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Bernard Haitink, and Robert Spano. Jessica has also appeared in recital throughout the US, including performances at Carnegie Hall, and can be heard on the Deutsch Grammophon, CSO Resound, BBC/Opus Arte, ASO Media, and Nonesuch Records labels.