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
Opera Today | “Brian Cheney was a sympathetic, clear-voiced Tom who—at the beginning—merely wanted a good life for himself and Anne, the girl on whose love he knows he can depend” READ MORE HERE LA Times | Los Angeles, CA “Brian Cheney, a strong tenor, fully embodied Tom in the progress from love-struck rube to
ARTS KNOXVILLE| Knoxville, TN “Tenor Brian Cheney sang the role of Don José, the subject of Carmen’s seductive power, with such attractive and supple clarity, expressive detail, and eye-opening power that one hungered to hear more.” CLASSICAL VOICE NORTH CAROLINA| Asheville, NC “Tenor Brian Cheney’s portrayal of Don José was the most effective dramatic and
There are two major stars-to-be here: Patrick Blackwell, a deep, full-voiced baritone who also dramatically projects the evil dickishness of Scarpia, and Brian Cheney, whose bright, focused tones ring out heroically as Mario Cavaradossi. KUSC | Los Angeles, CA “Listen to Brian Cheney, in song and interview, and see if you agree: the next
“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.” OPERA NEWS