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Brian Cheney

 
Bio:
Hailed by KUSC Los Angeles as the “next great tenor”, Brian Cheney, protégé of legendary tenor Jerry Hadley, has gained international acclaim for his portrayal of characters such as Radamés in Aida, Don José in Carmen, Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, Rodolfo in La bohème, the Duke in Rigoletto, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Hailed by KUSC Los Angeles as the “next great tenor”, Brian Cheney, protégé of legendary tenor Jerry Hadley, has gained international acclaim for his portrayal of characters such as Radamés in Aida, Don José in Carmen, Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, Rodolfo in La bohème, the Duke in Rigoletto, ... (read complete bio)
 

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Brian Cheney and Robert Norman plot the abduction Photo

Brian Cheney and Robert Norman plot the abduction

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Brian Cheney and Robert Norman battle Klingsons Photo

Brian Cheney and Robert Norman battle Klingsons

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Gregg Lawrence, Shawnette Sulker, Brian Cheney Photo

Gregg Lawrence, Shawnette Sulker, Brian Cheney

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Brian Cheney Biography

Hailed by KUSC Los Angeles as the “next great tenor”, Brian Cheney, protégé of legendary tenor Jerry Hadley, has gained international acclaim for his portrayal of characters such as Radamés in Aida, Don José in Carmen, Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, Rodolfo in La bohème, the Duke in Rigoletto, and Canio in Pagliacci. “It is tenor Brian Cheney as the brave painter Cavaradossi who really blew me away. Cheney has that terrific tenor sound: the power, richness, and vocal color of a high baritone combined with ringing, awe-inspiring high notes” (Stage and Cinema.) 

Highlights from last season include Mr. Cheney’s creation of the role of Victor Frankenstein in the world premiere performance of Gregg Kallor’s Frankenstein in New York to critical acclaim. “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 the sketches went on, Cheney’s voice bloomed to match the action and threats of the creature.” (Operawire) and his National Philharmonic debut as the tenor soloist in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass and West Side Story.

Recent engagements include Radamés in Aida with Virginia Opera, Antonin Scalia in Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg with Toledo Opera and Salute to Vienna performances in Miami, West Palm Beach and Nashville.






Brian Cheney News

Celebrate The New Year At The Van Wezel With SALUTE TO VIENNA New Year's Concert Photo Celebrate The New Year At The Van Wezel With SALUTE TO VIENNA New Year's Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2021

The treasured Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Monday, January 3 at 7 p.m.

Brian Cheney Headlines Salt Marsh Opera's CARMEN Photo Brian Cheney Headlines Salt Marsh Opera's CARMEN
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021

Southeastern Connecticut's premiere opera company, Salt Marsh Opera, is celebrating its 20th Season with Bizet's masterpiece, Carmen with a well rounded and exciting cast. Jessica Ann Best will make her role debut as Carmen alongside rising star tenor Brian Cheney as Don Jose.

Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable's 'Composer Series' Will Continue With a Tribute to St Photo Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable's 'Composer Series' Will Continue With a Tribute to Stephen Sondheim
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2021

Critically acclaimed artists Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable, performing together virtually from their homes for the last 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, have launched their latest concert series on Stageit entitled “Composer Series”.

Brian Cheney's 'Composer Series' Continues With Music and Interviews With Austrian Co Photo Brian Cheney's 'Composer Series' Continues With Music and Interviews With Austrian Composer Oliver Ostermann
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2021

This Thursday, 5/6 at 7pm EST join critically acclaimed performing artist, Brian Cheney for his latest bi-weekly concert series entitled 'Composer Series'. In the midst of the first half of the global pandemic in 2020 Cheney and Austrian Composer Oliver Ostermann together with acclaimed poet Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely created an album of Ostermann's music written specifically for Cheney

Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable Continue 'Composer Series' On Stageit With A Program D Photo Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable Continue 'Composer Series' On Stageit With A Program Devoted To John Kander
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2021

Critically acclaimed artists Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable, performing together virtually from their homes for the last 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, have launched their next concert series entitled “Composer Series”. Their first concert was a wonderful program featuring music from the great American Composer Leonard Bernstein.

Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable Launch 'Composer Series' on Stageit Photo Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable Launch 'Composer Series' on Stageit
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2021

Critically acclaimed artists Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable, performing together virtually from their homes for the last 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, will launch their next concert series entitled “Composer Series”.

VIDEO: Brian Cheney Celebrates Mario Lanza's 100th Birthday With Online Concert Featu Photo VIDEO: Brian Cheney Celebrates Mario Lanza's 100th Birthday With Online Concert Featuring Daniel Curtis and Laura Coyne
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2021

Critically acclaimed American Tenor Brian Cheney teamed up with England's West End Composer/Lyricist/Producer duo Daniel Curtis and Laura Coyne to celebrate legendary tenor Mario Lanza's 100th birthday. The free online concert was broadcast on Lanza's 100th Birthday - Sunday, January 31st at 3pm EDT.

American Tenor Brian Cheney Celebrates Mario Lanza's 100th Birthday in Free Online Co Photo American Tenor Brian Cheney Celebrates Mario Lanza's 100th Birthday in Free Online Concert Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021

Critically acclaimed American Tenor Brian Cheney has teamed up with England’s West End Composer/Lyricist/Producer duo Daniel Curtis and Laura Coyne to celebrate legendary tenor Mario Lanza’s 100th birthday. The free online concert will be broadcast on Lanza’s 100th Birthday - Sunday, January 31st at 3pm EDT on Cheney’s Website.

Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable Present A Three Part Series - 24 Italian Art Songs and Photo Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable Present A Three Part Series - 24 Italian Art Songs and Arias on Stageit
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2021

Join critically acclaimed duo Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable for their next concert series on Stageit as they perform the well known masterpieces in the famous classical anthology “24 Italian Art Songs and Arias”.

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR No. 39 at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR No. 39 at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jan 3, 2021

Both Los Angeles and San Francisco Opera companies are closed right now, but there is still a wealth material to see and hear on each of their websites. LA has recitals and Coffee with Conlon. SFO has links to Eun Sun Kim’s conducting dates at La Scala. https://www.laopera.org/discover/la-opera-on-now/ https://sfopera.com/opera-is-on/