Singer - Soprano | זמרת - סופרן
With “immaculately produced and enticing tone matched by superb musicianship” (Opera News, USA), soprano Chen Reiss is a regular guest with major institutions including the Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Proms, Semperoper Dresden, the Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, and Lucerne Festivals, the Israel and Munich Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, as well as at Vienna’s Musikverein,Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. She counts among her collaborators such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Lahav Shani, Christian Thielemann and Franz Welser-Möst.
Her operatic repertoire includes Mozart and Handel heroines, Gilda (Rigoletto), Adina (L’Elisir
d’amore), Zdenka (Arabella), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and the title role in The Cunning Little
Vixen. Her concert repertoire spans from Bach and Haydn, through Rossini and Mahler, to Berg and Strauss. She has recorded widely from Cimarosa and Salieri to Fauré, Mahler and Lehar, and in 2020 releases an album of rare Beethoven arias and songs.
In 2014 Reiss was invited to sing for Pope Francis during the Christmas Mass, which was broadcast worldwide. With the Vienna Philharmonic she was the guest soloist at the 30 th anniversary celebrations of Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, and with the Orchestre National de France she took part in the 2019 Bastille Day ‘Concert de Paris’, televised live from Paris’s iconic Eiffel Tower. Accompanied by the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle, she sang the soundtrack to Tom Tykwer’s film “Perfume: the Story of a Murderer”.