IMG Artists is delighted to announce the signing of the outstanding soprano Chen Reiss. She will be represented for worldwide general management by Thomas Walton in the London office.
Born in Israel, Chen Reiss came to prominence as a member of the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera under the music directorship of Zubin Mehta, and has for a number of years been a resident artist at the Vienna State Opera, where this season she makes her debuts as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Aennchen (Der Freischutz), as well as returning in signature roles including Zdenka (Arabella), Marzelline (Fidelio) and Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier). She has also performed leading roles at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Teatro alla Scala, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Israeli Opera.
Recent highlights include her debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Zerlina in Kasper Holten’s production of Don Giovanni, her debut at the BBC Proms singing Mahler’s Fourth symphony with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and her role debuts as Liu in a concert performance of Turandot under Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and as Ginevra in Handel’s Ariodante, in David McVicar’s Vienna production, and subsequently in a touring concert version that visited Madrid, Barcelona and Paris. Future highlights include performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Munich Philharmonic and on tour across Europe under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Haydn’s ‘The Seasons’ with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin under Vladimir Jurowski, the solo roles of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in the opening season concerts of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ with the Israel Philharmonic and Ilan Volkov.
She is a frequent presence on the concert stage, and a regular guest with distinguished ensembles and institutions including the Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Ludwigsburg, Rheingau and Lucerne Festivals, the Wiener Festwochen, the Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Concerto Köln, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Orchestre de Paris, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and London’s Philharmonia and BBC Symphony Orchestras, as well as in Carnegie Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Berlin and Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. She counts among her collaborators such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Harding, Manfred Honeck, Marek Janowski, Paavo Järvi, Zubin Mehta, Mark Minkowski, Donald Runnicles, Christian Thielemann and Franz Welser-Möst.
Thomas Walton said “I am thrilled to begin working with Chen. She possesses a beautiful voice and superb technical prowess allied to an intelligent and discerning artistry, and I look forward to working with her to develop the next chapter in her strongly-established career, as she takes on new roles and increases her international profile.”
Her operatic repertoire also includes: Gilda (Rigoletto), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Amina (La Sonnambula), Nannetta (Falstaff), Marie (La fille du régiment), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Ilia (Idomeneo), Konstanze (Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Adele (Die Fledermaus), and the title role in Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen. In December 2014 Chen Reiss was invited to sing for Pope Francis during the Christmas Mass at the Vatican, which was broadcast worldwide. Accompanied by the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle, she sang the soundtrack to the film “Perfume”, and she has recorded a wide range of repertoire including a disc of Mozart, Salieri, Haydn and Cimarosa arias, and a recital “Le Rossignol et la Rose” presenting a romantic compilation of songs with distinguished pianist Charles Spencer (both for Onyx Classics), roles in complete recordings of Die Fledermaus (Capriccio), Don Giovanni and Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (Helicon) and Lehar‘s Das Fürstenkind (CPO), and DVD releases of Fauré’s Requiem with Orchestre de Paris conducted by Paavo Järvi, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
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