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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R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier on Blu-ray & DVD available for pre-order

The DVD of the latest Der Rosenkavalier from the Metropolitan Opera,  a LIVE in HD recording of Renée Fleming’s and Elīna Garanča’s last ever performances in this opera, counted with the “marvelous, golden tenor” (Washington Post) of Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. This {...}

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Rigoletto debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Matthew Polenzani sings the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Lyric Opera of Chicago beginning on October 7. In this E. Loren Meeker production, Quinn Kelsey is Rigoletto and Rosa Feola is Gilda. For more information and tickets, visit the Lyric’s website. Watch the trailer below: Photo: Todd {...}

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Upcoming Performances


Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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The Pearl Fishers

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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L’Elisir d’Amore

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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Very proud to have been a part of this @MetOpera production! The recording comes out November 17th!…