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Frankenstein named in OperaWire’s Most Memorable Opera Performances for 2018

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,

Frakenstein named in WQXR’s New York’s Most Memorable Concerts of 2018

Gregg Kallor’s world premiere of sketches from his new opera Frankenstein was listed in WQXR’s New York’s Most Memorable Concerts of 2018! Music Under the Ground   “What’s the city’s hottest new concert venue? The Green-Wood Cemetery catacombs in Brooklyn — an expansive hallway lined with vaults for the famously dead…in October, Gregg Kallor unveiled Frankenstein, a work-in-progress that’s even more promising than his

National Philharmonic Review

“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

Rave Reviews for Frankenstein

“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

Verdi Requiem

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

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