Brian Cheney’s debut solo album of classic tenor arias

“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.”