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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Debut in ‘Hérodiade’ at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Matthew Polenzani makes his greatly anticipated debut as Jean in Massenet’s Hérodiade at Deutsche Oper Berlin on June 15 & 18. Enrique Mazzola conducts a concert version of this rare masterwork and a star-studded group of soloists, including Etienne Dupuis as Hérode, Clémentine Margaine as the {...}

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‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ at Staatsoper Hamburg

Matthew Polenzani returns to Staatsoper Hamburg in the titular role of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann this spring. Daniele Finzi Pasca’s masterful production, which inaugurated Hamburg’s 2021-22 season, garnered high praise from Gramophone, who hailed it as “as handsomely staged a Hoffmann as {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Madama Butterfly

Teatro Real de Madrid
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The Martin Theatre
Highland Park, IL
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The Martin Theatre
Highland Park, IL
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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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