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

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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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Matthew Polenzani makes another role debut at the Met with La Clemenza di Tito

After making his debut in Iolanta at the Metropolitan Opera, Matthew Polenzani appears at Carnegie Hall on February 24 to sing a recital which will also feature Jennifer Johnson Cano, Kathleen O’Mara, Marie Engle and Megan Grey, all accompanied by pianist Julius Drake. He then performs with pianist {...}

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Role debut in Iolanta

This January, Matthew Polenzani makes his debut on January 28 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 {...}

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Upcoming Performances

La Clemenza di Tito

Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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Rigoletto

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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“Fabiano, Hymel & Polenzani”

Dallas Opera
Dallas, TX
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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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