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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Italian Opera Favorites at Ravinia

On August 11, Matthew Polenzani graces the stage of the Ravinia Festival alongside soprano Nadine Sierra for an Italian Opera Gala. The program includes orchestral music by Rossini and arias and duets from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by James {...}

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Role debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème

Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with wonderful music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making Puccini’s La Bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. From June 16 until July 14, Matthew Polenzani debuts as Rodolfo at the Royal {...}

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Ravinia Festival Pavilion
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La Bohème

Teatro Massimo
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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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