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, Teatro Alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Proms, Lucerne Festival, the Israel and Munich Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, as well as at Vienna’s Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, and Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
Chen Reiss, Master Class 2017
She counts among her collaborators such conductors as Semyon Bychkov, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Antonio Pappano, 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, Stravinsky and Lehar; In 2020 releases an album of rare Beethoven arias and in 2022 an album with compositions by Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel.
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 30thanniversary 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 “Perfume: the Story of a Murderer”.