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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Role debut as Macduff in New York City

To start the season, Matthew Polenzani makes his role debut as Macduff in Verdi’s gripping Shakespeare adaptation of Macbeth at The Metropolitan Opera. Verdi’s tenth opera, it was the first Shakespeare play he adapted for the operatic stage. Adrian Noble’s evocative production premiered in {...}

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Matthew Polenzani sings at the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 85th Annual Diamond Jubilee

This year’s Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Annual Diamond Jubilee honors legendary singers Martina Arroyo and Teresa Stratas on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of their debuts in the opera house. The Guild’s 85th Annual Luncheon takes place on November 20 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Macbeth

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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La Bohème

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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Der Rosenkavalier

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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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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