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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Mahler with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Matthew Polenzani and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will sing selections from Gustav Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn in a highly anticipated performance with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, hosted on May 31. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the programme (see the complete details here) {...}

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‘Der Rosenkavalier’ & ‘Don Giovanni’ at The Met

Following his critically-acclaimed success in the title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo at The Metropolitan Opera, Matthew Polenzani continues at The Met this spring in two roles. He stars as the Italian Singer in a new Robert Carsen-directed production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier which opens on {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
New York City, NY
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Die Zauberflöte

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER
München, Germany
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La Favorite

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER
München, Germany
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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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RT @carnegiehall: @MezzoGraham 5/31: @MezzoGraham & @Polenzanitenor sing selections from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn" [email protected] & @EsaPekk

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