Brian will be making his Virginia Opera debut in 2020 as Radames in Verdi’s Aida. Directed by Lillian Groag, the cast includes Laquita Mitchell as the title role, Leah Heater, Ashraf Sewailam, and Marco Nistoco. VIRGINIA OPERA
“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 Jennifer Johnson Cano, Joshua Jeremiah, Brian Cheney BROOKLYN The Angel’s Share | Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery 10/12/18 AS PART OF ITS PERFORMANCE SERIES The Angel’s
Matt Costello – “Sketches From Frankenstein,” Angel’s Share If I simply must select a single performance, above all, then that is actually quite easy: Gregg Kallor’s “Sketches from Frankenstein.” The work in progress, “staged” at Brooklyn’s historic Green-wood Cemetery, inside the catacombs, was both a physical and operatic “experience” unlike any other. The tomb-filled catacomb,
“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
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
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