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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Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles on Blu-ray & DVD from The Metropolitan Opera

Matthew Polenzani’s “poignently believable” (The New York Times) performance as Nadir in a new Metropolitan Opera production of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles can now be enjoyed on a new Met Opera / Erato Blu-ray & DVD release, available for pre-order immediately & for {...}

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“The Hillary Speeches” Live Stream

Matthew Polenzani has given his voice to a special film project which airs online this Inauguration Day (January 20). He is featured in a concert film that presents two of Hillary Clinton’s speeches set to music by  composer and conductor Glenn Roven, alongside a spectacular roster of classical {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Die Zauberflöte

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Gala Concert

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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The Metropolitan Opera
New York City, 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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