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
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
It must be so from Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. As Candide “The title role was beautifully sung and winningly played by Brian Cheney, protégé of the late tenor Jerry Hadley, Bernstein’s own choice for the title role in his 1989 recording.” The Sondheim Review “Cheney rises to the difficult role of Candide, and masters the challenging music.