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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Mozart’s ‘Idomeneo’ at the Metropolitan Opera

Matthew Polenzani stars at the Metropolitan Opera in the title role of Idomeneo, a role for which he has been lauded for his “magnificent tenor voice” (Express). This classic production by Jean–Pierre Ponnelle will be conducted by the beloved Music Director Emeritus of the Metropolitan Opera, James {...}

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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Host – Rusalka (February 25)

Matthew Polenzani hosts The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD cinema broadcast of Rusalka on Saturday, February 25. The cast includes Kristine Opolais in the title role, with Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, Jamie Barton as Ježibaba, and Eric Owens is Vodník. Sir Mark Elder leads the Met Opera {...}

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Rusalka Live in HD Cinema Broadcast / Host

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Der Rosenkavalier

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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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How fun to hear this last night! Bravo #mikedelgiudice! It was an incredible night!👏👏 Thanks @billyjoel What a musi…

@mysharona39 @LyricOpera It will be aired again in Chicago on WTTW, March 30. IDK yet if it will be made available online - I hope so!