She enchants her audiences with an “immaculate and seductive sound coupled with superb musicianship” ([Opera News]) and is hailed as one of the “most perfect Strauss voices” ([Classical Source]). Accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker, Chen Reiss also sang the soundtrack to the film adaptation of Patrick Süskind’s novel [Perfume] under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. The much-acclaimed soprano made her debut in the Philharmonic Salon in 2014.
Chen Reiss was born in Israel in 1979. At the age of 20, she went to New York to study singing, later Zubin Mehta brought her to Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and became her mentor. Here she sang roles such as Sophie ([Der Rosenkavalier]), Oscar ([Un ballo in maschera]), Servilia ([La clemenza di Tito]) and Gilda ([Rigoletto]). After appearing at the Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Frankfurt Opera and Philadelphia Opera, the soprano made her debut at Wiener Staatsoper in 2009, with which she has since been closely associated as an artist in residence. Chen Reiss is a regular guest at major festivals such as the BBC Proms, the Salzburg Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the George Enescu Festival, the Rheingau Musik Festival and the Lucerne Festival, as well as with prestigious orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. She performs at prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein Vienna, the Wigmore Hall, the Philharmonie Berlin, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.