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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Role debut as Don José

In June of 2019, Matthew Polenzani will make his debut as Don José in Bizet’s most beloved opera, Carmen. Sharing the stage with J’Nai Bridges in the title role, Anita Hartig as Micaëla and Kyle Ketelsen as Escamillo, Mr. Polenzani will star in Francesca Zambello’s production with James {...}

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L’Elisir d’amore LIVE from the Metropolitan Opera

The January 16 and February 10 performances of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore at the Metropolitan Opera, with Mr. Polenzani starring as Nemorino alongside Pretty Yende as Adina are scheduled for broadcast on Met Opera Radio. The performance on February 10 is also to be broadcast LIVE in HD {...}

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Upcoming Performances

L’Elisir d’Amore

The Metropolitan Opera
New York City, NY
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La Favorite

Bayerische Staatsoper
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Chorale Concert

Assumption College
Worcester, MA
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Latest 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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