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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New production of Mozart’s ‘Idomeneo’ at Bayerische Staatsoper

Matthew Polenzani returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper on July 22, 24, & 26 to star as the title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo, in a new production by Antú Romero Nunes. Polenzani last performed the title role of king of Crete at the Metropolitan Opera, receiving rave reviews from critics, with {...}

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Upcoming performances at the Chicago Lyric Opera

Matthew Polenzani returns to Chicago, first as Foresto in a concert performance of Attila Highlights on April 11, in which he’s joined by a fantastic cast also featuring Christian van Horn, Tamara Wilson and Quinn Kelsey, with Enrique Mazzola on the podium, and then in a Gala celebrating Sir Andrew {...}

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Upcoming Performances

L’Elisir d’Amore

Opéra Bastille
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The Magic Flute

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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Don Carlos

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, 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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