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Steven Isserlis' "magnificent" (Bachtrack) performance at the BBC Proms 2016 has been described as worthy of a gold medal, according to Steph Power of The Independent, who writes in her four-star review: "If the Proms awarded medals for cello gymnastics, soloist...

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Brava Chen Reiss, Soprano, and thank you Career Bridges!This month we are featuring our 2003 winner Chen Reiss, Soprano who just celebrated a big night:
March 21 marked her 120th performance at the Wiener Staatsoper, which is also her 20th performance of Rosenkavalier in a production by Otto Schenk and the 1000th performance of Rosenkavalier in Vienna. Congratulations Chen!!!

We love her dedication to her craft, and this interview shows just how much opera means to her:

“You have to be true to the character. You have to be in the moment in every sense, because the breath is really… in Hebrew there is only one letter difference between the word for “breath” and the word for “soul,” and that letter is the word for God. So the difference between breath and soul is God, or the way I interpret it is, the breath carries the soul, and to me, this is singing. But this is the philosophical explanation — it takes years of physical training. We are using our bodies; our body is our instrument. You can have great ideas in your head but if you don’t practice and develop muscle memory, a very exact muscle memory, then you not will be able to execute it onstage, because there’s so much going on, especially in opera.”

Hear her beautiful voice: www.chenreiss.com/#media
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Happy Birthday Bach! Watch legendary cellist Steven Isserlis, one of WQXR's "19 for 19", give a joyous and haunting performance of the Minuets from the First Cello Suite. (Special thanks to everyone at Wigmore Hall) ... See MoreSee Less

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Toi toi toi Mihhail Gerts, making his RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra debut Friday, 22 March! imga.pro/2TiKizP ... See MoreSee Less

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The forthcoming run of Otto Schenk's celebrated production of Der Rosenkavalier at Wiener Staatsoper will mark the theatre's 1000th performance of this sublime opera, and the wonderful IMG Artists soprano Chen Reiss, Soprano will be reprising the role of Sophie. Get a taster here, and catch one of the performances on March 21, 24, 27 or 30!

Chen Reiss, Soprano
Happy Sunday everyone! Enjoy this bit of the "Presentation of the silver rose“ from "Der Rosenkavalier“ by Richard Strauss - here together with Sophie Koch as "Octavian“ in the Wiener Staatsoper production by Otto Schenk and conducted by @Sascha Goetzel. Can’t wait to be back on stage as Sophie in this fabulous piece on March 21st, 24th, 27th and 30th!
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🎥: Wiener Staatsoper 🙏🏻
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