Marking his debut with Litha symphony, New York City born tenor Louis Riva is a 2011 Bachelor of Music holder from The Juilliard School. His repertoire includes performances as Don Ottavio and Ferrando in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte respectively. Mr. Riva also performed in Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream as Lysander, in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi as Gherardo, in Hindemith's The Long Christmas Dinner as Roderick II, and in Conrad Sousa's Transformations as Rumpelstiltskin. Summer festival opportunities with the Chautauqua Institute of Music and the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv have seen Louis as Pitichinaccio in Offenbach's Les contes d’Hoffmann, as Valetto in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, and as High Priest in Mozart's Idomeneo, re di Creta. Equally at ease in classic pop, big band jazz, and featured regularly on nightlife stages, Louis is the Season 16 winner of the legendary Stonewall Inn's Stonewall Sensation voice competition. Recent engagements include a part in Strauss’ Elektra, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Orchestra Amadeus, singing the role of Ralph Yarborough in the world premiere workshop of David Little's JFK with MasterVoices and performing excerpts from Rossini’s Ermione, Puccini’s Turandot and La Rondine, and Donizetti’s underappreciated work Maria Di Rohan with the Hellenic Music Foundation Symphony.