Gregg Kallor’s world premiere of sketches from his new opera Frankenstein was listed in WQXR’s New York’s Most Memorable Concerts of 2018! Music Under the Ground “What’s the city’s hottest new concert venue? The Green-Wood Cemetery catacombs in Brooklyn — an expansive hallway lined with vaults for the famously dead…in October, Gregg Kallor unveiled Frankenstein, a work-in-progress that’s even more promising than his
Brian returns to Cappella Cantorum to sing the tenor soloist for Puccini's Messa di Gloria and Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio.
“Cheney is a sultry tenor who excelled with the operatic and jazz stylings of ‘Mass’ and the traditional musical theatre sound of ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Candide.’ His ability to switch genre so effortlessly was astonishing and his performance of “Maria” was riveting.” MD Theatre Guide
Making his National Philharmonic debut, Brian will be the featured soloist with soprano, Danielle Talamantes, in a concert celebrating the music of Leonard Bernstein.
Daniel and Laura Curtis, award winning Musical Theatre composers and lyricists, have just released their new album The Hero featuring a new song written for Brian Cheney, Every Song. Written for Brian as a tribute to his late mentor Jerry Hadley, Every Song is the only solo track on the album. The album is a special
On November 17th, Brian will make his National Philharmonic debut as the tenor soloist in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, West Side Story, and Candide.
“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.” ”Cheney’s ringing tenor voice carried well in the stone catacombs, conveying the fear that the deep bass sound of the monster summoned. And as the section of
Brian will be creating the role of Victor Frankenstein in composer Gregg Kallor's world premiere of "Frankenstein". Three SOLD OUT performances will be performed in The Catacombs of the historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano will perform the role of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and baritone Joshua Jeremiah will sing The Monster.
CLASSICAL VOICE NORTH CAROLINA | Charlotte, NC “I was most impressed overall by Cheney, who excelled in the “Ingemisco” tenor aria. Cheney’s “Requiem aeterna dona eis” was nothing less than sublime, floating ethereally over the hushed chorus, a timeless little capsule that reminded me how live performance can triumphantly transcend any recording.” THE DAILY GAZETTE