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Carmen

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

Tosca

  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

Madam Butterfly

Ashville Citizen-Times | Ashville NC “Tenor Brian Cheney’s powerful tenor voice appeared to be even stronger and clearer (than his performance here two years ago) with precise phrasing, effortlessly delivered. ” “(Soprano Jennifer) Davison and Cheney displayed real chemistry with their vocal interplay. The crescendos soared, but perhaps more impressive were the tender moments the

Jerry Hadley

During the final years of Jerry Hadley’s life, the legendary American tenor served as a powerful and influential mentor and dear friend to Brian Cheney. Brian refers to Jerry as, “my best friend, my brother and my musical father.” Under Jerry’s mentorship Brian learned from the art, nuance and stylistic ease of singing many different operatic

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