Chen Reiss


Soprano Chen Reiss performed leading parts at the Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Teatro alla Scala, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam ,Wiener Festwochen, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Israeli Opera.

In December 2014 Chen Reiss was invited to sing for Pope Francis during the Christmas Mass, which was broadcast worldwide. Accompanied by the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle, Ms. Reiss sang the soundtrack to the film Das Parfum. A frequent soloist at important concert venues worldwide, Ms. Reiss sang with distinguished conductors such as: Daniel Barenboim, Ivor Bolton, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Harding, Manfred Honeck, Marek Janowski, Paavo Järvi, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Donald Runnicles, Jeffrey Tate, Christian Thielemann and Franz Welser-Möst.

She performed concerts at the Salzburg, Ludwigsburg, Rheingau and Lucerne Festivals, as well as in Carnegie Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein and Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Other concert appearances include: Vienna Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Munich Philharmonic, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Philharmonie Berlin, Concerto Köln, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Gstaad Festival, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic.

Her operatic repertoire includes: Gilda (Rigoletto), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Nannetta (Falstaff), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Marie (La fille du régiment), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Ilia (Idomeneo), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Così fan tutte), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Adele (Die Fledermaus) and the title role in Das Schlaue Füchslein.

Upcoming engagements include: Gretel in a new production at the Vienna State Opera conducted by Christian Thielemann, Zdenka (Arabella), Marzelline (Fidelio) with the Israel Philharmonic, as well as concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta in Japan and at the Vienna Musikverein, concerts with the Hamburger Symphoniker under Jeffery Tate and more.

Her solo album, LIAISONS, won the Diapason D’or in 2011. On her latest album Le Rossignol et la Rose Chen Reiss presents a romantic compilation of songs with distinguished pianist Charles Spencer.