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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‘Der Rosenkavalier’ Grammy nominated for “Best Opera Recording”

Decca Classics’ DVD recording of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of “Best Opera Recording”. Featuring Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer, the highly acclaimed DVD marks Renée Fleming’s farewell to her signature role as the {...}

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La Bohème in Palermo

On November 16 and 17, Matthew Polenzani appears at Miami’s New World Center to sing On Wenlock Edge, Maurice Ravel’s setting of A.E. Housman’s lovelorn poems. The orchestra will be led by conductor Roberto Abbado. He then travels to Palermo, where on December 13, 16 and 18 he returns to the {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Iolanta (Role Debut)

Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
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Gala Evening

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
Manalapan, FL
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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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