Mr. Polenzani has a ringing,
clarion lyric tenor that he
can push to heroic
heights ...

New York Sun

Tenor Matthew Polenzani is one of the most gifted and distinguished lyric tenors of his generation. His elegant musicianship, innate sense of style and dramatic commitment find him at virtually every leading operatic, concert and recital venue in the world.

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Role debut in Iolanta

This January, Matthew Polenzani makes his debut as the dashing knight Vaudémont in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, in Mariusz Treliński’s haunting production. Joining him are Sonya Yoncheva in the title role as the blind princess, who discovers love for the first time, and Vitalij Kowaljow as René, King of {...}

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‘Der Rosenkavalier’ Grammy nominated for “Best Opera Recording”

Decca Classics’ DVD recording of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of “Best Opera Recording”. Featuring Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer, the highly acclaimed DVD marks Renée Fleming’s farewell to her signature role as the {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Iolanta (Role Debut)

Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
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Gala Evening

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
Manalapan, FL
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Latest Video:

The Lincoln Center: Spotlight On...Matthew Polenzani

Tenor Matthew Polenzani sat down with us to chat about growing up in Chicago, his early music influences and one important meeting that forever changed the course of his career, steering him away from the classroom and toward the Metropolitan Opera stage.

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