3-day vocal masterclass with a showcase concert

Date: 2-4 February 2023

Venue: Sourire Boutique Hôtel – Sourire de Passy, 29 rue des Marronniers, 75016 Paris, France

Contact: | +33676456085

Application date & registration fee:
Application until 10 November 2022 – 599 €
Application until 5 January 2023 – 649 €

Sourire Music invites you to an exclusive masterclass with internationally acclaimed soprano Chen Reiss in the luxurious surroundings of an intimate and relaxing Parisian “hôtel particulier” in the 16th arrondissement. Sourire Music is a new association founded by Chen Reiss in collaboration with Sourire de Passy. The association is dedicated to supporting young artists by providing them with vocal instruction and a performance platform in Paris.

The number of places for the masterclass is limited. To apply, please send a CV and recording link (optional) to If you are successful in your application, you will need to pay the registration fee to secure your place. Help with accommodation will be provided upon request.

The course includes:

  • 3 x 45-minute lessons with Chen Reiss and pianist Morgane Fauchois
  • Public showcase concert on 4 February 2023
  • Video recording of lessons and concert (available to participants only)
  • Certificate of course completion

The public is not allowed to attend the masterclass without registration. Should you wish to register as a passive participant, please email Passive participants are charged a reduced day or half-day fee. Active participants can attend other students’ lessons without registration.

If the masterclass is cancelled due to COVID-19 or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued within 14 days of cancellation.


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.

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, and in 2020 releases an album of rare Beethoven arias and songs. 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 30th anniversary 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”. Chen has been giving Masterclasses regularly since 2014 in the UK, Germany, Israel and more.