Opera Wire

Frankenstein named in OperaWire’s Most Memorable Opera Performances for 2018

“As Victor Frankenstein, tenor Brian Cheney was the ideal counterpart. He very ably expressed the Victor’s horror, panic and regret over the evil his work has wrought.”



Opera News

“Cheney exhibits a robust, ringing tenor with a sure sense of style…firm tone and excellent diction.”

“Cheney, a protégé of the late Jerry Hadley, makes his strongest showing in the full-out dramatic selections like “Ma se m’è forza perderti” from Un Ballo in Maschera, “Fra poco a me ricovero” from Lucia di Lammermoor  and “Vesti la giubba” where Italianate mannerism and energy carry the day.”


The Washington Post

‘Salute to Vienna’ A Fine Farewell to 2013
“Tenor Brian Cheney showcased his expressive phrasing…”



The New York Sun

Cheney Thrills Audience at Weill Hall
Jerry Hadley Protege Shines



The Tulsa World

From Carnegie to ‘Candide’ – Light Opera role tempts Brian Cheney back to a Tulsa stage


INK Magazine

Mentors, Lyrical Fireworks, & the Alamo – The Ascendancy of Opera Star, Brian Cheney