“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.
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
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
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.
By Tim Lentz – Special to The New York Sun New York City – March 29, 2008 Tenor Brian Cheney, protégé of Metropolitan Opera tenor Jerry Hadley, gave his recital debut at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall on Saturday evening. Cheney exhibited such control, expressiveness and pure vocal beauty that he certainly had the full
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