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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La Bohème in Palermo

On November 16 and 17, Matthew Polenzani appears at Miami’s New World Center to sing On Wenlock Edge, Maurice Ravel’s setting of A.E. Housman’s lovelorn poems. The orchestra will be led by conductor Roberto Abbado. He then travels to Palermo, where on December 13, 16 and 18 he returns to the {...}

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2018/19 Season Preview

After his triumphant 2017/18 season, Matthew Polenzani gears up for a new season of debut and signature roles at the world’s premiere opera houses, with additional concert and recital appearances throughout Europe and the United States. Mr. Polenzani will begin the 2018/19 season with his return to the {...}

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Upcoming Performances


New World Center
Miami, FL
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La Bohème

Teatro Massimo
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Iolanta (Role Debut)

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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