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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L’Elisir d’Amore from the Metropolitan will be shown on PBS

The performance of L’Elisir d’Amore that was featured in movie theaters now premieres on PBS on April 29, at 12:00pm EST. Check your local PBS stations for different time zones. The cast includes Pretty Yende as Adina, Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, Davide Luciano as Belcore and Ildebrando {...}

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Role debut as Rodolfo in Luisa Miller

On April 12 – 29, Matthew Polenzani makes his debut as Rodolfo in Verdi’s Luisa Miller at the Zurich Opera House. The title role will be sung by Nino Machaidze and the celebrated Leo Nucci sings the role of father Miller. Riccardo Frizza conducts. Mr. Polenzani most recent success in a Verdi role {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Luisa Miller

Opernhaus Zürich
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L’Elisir d’Amore on PBS

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Verdi’s Requiem

May Festival, Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH
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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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