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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Mozart’s ‘Idomeneo’ at the Metropolitan Opera

Matthew Polenzani stars at the Metropolitan Opera in the title role of Idomeneo, a role for which he has been lauded for his “magnificent tenor voice” (Express). This classic production by Jean–Pierre Ponnelle will be conducted by the beloved Music Director Emeritus of the Metropolitan Opera, James {...}

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2017 International Opera Awards – Nomination

Matthew Polenzani has been nominated for a 2017 International Opera Award in the Male Singer category. Winners will be announced on May 7 at a Gala Ceremony, hosted at the London Coliseum in partnership with BBC Radio 3. Follow the link for a complete list of categories & nominees: operaawards.org Book {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Idomeneo

The Metropolitan Opera
New York City, NY
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Der Rosenkavalier

The Metropolitan Opera
New York City, NY
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Don Giovanni

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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