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 Don José

This summer, Matthew Polenzani makes his role debut as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen at the San Francisco Opera. In the title role stars J’Nai Bridges, with Anita Hartig as Micaëla and Kyle Ketelsen as Escamillo. The performances take place from June 5 – 29. James Gaffigan leads the orchestra in {...}

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Fabiano, Hymel, Polenzani

Coming to the Dallas Opera, internationally-acclaimed American tenors Matthew Polenzani, Michael Fabiano and Bryan Hymel will perform with The Dallas Opera Orchestra under the baton of renowned Italian conductor Riccardo Frizza. Fabiano, Hymel, and Polenzani will take place on May 11 at 7:00 p.m. (please {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Carmen (Role Debut)

San Francisco Opera
San Francisco, CA
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Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
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Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
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Featured 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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“Polenzani offered a well-considered, attractively sung Don José—the first of his career. [...] (He) delivered the…

@mmerrill787 @SFOpera Thank you Michelle, and toi toi toi to you as well!! Looking forward to making music together…