Mr. Polenzani has a ringing,
clarion lyric tenor that he
can push to heroic
heights ...

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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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La Bohème in London

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 stars as Rodolfo at the Royal {...}

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L’Elisir d’Amore from the Metropolitan will be shown on PBS

The performance of L’Elisir d’Amore that was featured in movie theaters now premieres on PBS on April 29, at 12:00pm EST. Check your local PBS stations for different time zones. The cast includes Pretty Yende as Adina, Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, Davide Luciano as Belcore and Ildebrando {...}

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La Bohème

Royal Opera House
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Ravinia Festival Pavilion
Ravinia Park
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Lyric Opera
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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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