(Credit: Oliver Ostermann/Brian Cheney)
Austrian Composer Oliver Ostermann and American Tenor Brian Cheney have teamed up during the COVID-19 pandemic to create the album “ I Sang My Heart to the Moon.”
The album features eight pieces in total with lyricist and acclaimed poet Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely offering up poetry suited for this time. “Love Apart,” “I Sang My Heart to the Moon,” “Beloved Child,” and “I Need a Song” each tell their own story of living in a global COVID-19 pandemic.
Ostermann’s latest projects include the musical “Die Schatten-Kaiserin,” which had its premiere at the Tiroler Landestheater in 2019, and a musical comedy ” Frühere Verhältnisse,” among others. Ostermann has also conducted the world premiere of his children’s opera “Bei der Feuerwehr wird der Kaffee kalt” at the Theater Chemnitz on November 2, 2019.
Cheney recently performed the role of Radamès in Verdi and Ghislanzoni’s opera “Aida” at the Virginia Opera, the role of Canio in the adaptation of Leoncavallo’ opera “Pagliacci” at the Opera Orlando, and the title role in “Werther” at the OperaDelaware, among others.
“I Sang My Heart to the Moon” is now available on all music streaming platforms.