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 two shared between the peaks of more palpable passion. The seamlessness of the acting and singing pointed to great talent and attention to detail on the part of both the singers and the director, Jon Truitt.”


River Reporter | Narrowsburg, NY


“Brian Cheney, the tenor who sings the role of Pinkerton, reminds me of Metropolitan Opera tenor Jerry Hadley. He has his look and his voice. He surprised me when he took the high-C with Cio-Cio San (most tenors don’t) in the incredible duet in the end of Act 1, and he stayed right up there with her. That’s the sign of a brave tenor. He sang his role brilliantly in a production full of talented colleagues.”


The Times Herald | New York, NY


“In the lovers’ duets, his robust and cheerful tenor voice also rang with joy. But in the closing episode of tragedy, his character turned remorseful and his voice turned ominous with emotion.”