Critical Acclaim for Brian's
Los Angeles Debut in Tosca
"Exceeding My Expectations"
"It is tenor Brian Cheney as the brave painter Cavaradossi who really blew me away. Cheney has that terrific tenor sound: the power, richness, and vocal color of a high baritone combined with ringing, awe-inspiring high notes."
"A Tosca with Amazing Singing"
"There are two major stars-to-be here: Patrick Blackwell,...as Scarpia, and Brian Cheney, whose bright, focused tones ring out heroically as Mario Cavaradossi. Seeing them in (such) an intimate venue...should give you unimpeachable bragging rights ten years from now."
"Cheney's potent tones found their clarion marks like fated arrows ––(and) his acting was as fine as his voice. Cheney's rooftop rendition of the romanza E lucevan le stelle ("And the stars were shining") brimmed with felt pathos. Voiced in the cool night air, the romanza revealed a breathtaking immediacy that palatial opera houses cannot touch."
"Tomorrow’s Singer Was Here Yesterday"
A KUSC radio interview by Dennis Bartel
"Listen to Brian Cheney, in song and interview, and see if you agree: the next great tenor on the near horizon is a singer who has paid his dues and is due for a great unveiling."
Livestream Concert Event!
On November 9, I performed a concert program recreating Luciano Pavarotti's exciting 1987 recital at Carnegie Hall. Relive with me this fantastic happening in classical music available to watch online for free!
View this captivating six part video from start to finish chronicling Brian's journey as a singer from the early stages of his career to the release of his debut solo album!