Mr. Polenzani has a ringing,
clarion lyric tenor that he
can push to heroic
heights ...

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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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Rigoletto in New York

Continuing his performances at the Metropolitan Opera on April 26, May 1 and 4, Matthew Polenzani returns to the role of Duca in Verdi’s Rigoletto in Michael Mayer’s neon-bedecked, Las Vegas–themed production. Baritone George Gagnidze sings the title role, and soprano Rosa Feola stars as Gilda. {...}

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Matthew Polenzani makes another role debut at the Met with La Clemenza di Tito

After making his debut in Iolanta at the Metropolitan Opera, Matthew Polenzani appears at Carnegie Hall on February 24 to sing a recital which will also feature Jennifer Johnson Cano, Kathleen O’Mara, Marie Engle and Megan Grey, all accompanied by pianist Julius Drake. He then performs with pianist {...}

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Upcoming Performances


The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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“Fabiano, Hymel & Polenzani”

Dallas Opera
Dallas, TX
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Carmen (Role Debut)

San Francisco Opera
San Francisco, CA
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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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