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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‘Der Rosenkavalier’ & ‘Don Giovanni’ at The Met

Following his critically-acclaimed success in the title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo at The Metropolitan Opera, Matthew Polenzani continues at The Met this spring in two roles. He stars as the Italian Singer in a new Robert Carsen-directed production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier which opens on {...}

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Opera News Awards in New York City

On April 9, Matthew Polenzani, along with colleagues Robert Carsen, Christine Goerke, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Frederica von Stade, will be honored with a 2017 Opera News Award. This accolade, given annually, recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to the field. Read Matthew’s {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
New York City, NY
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Die Zauberflöte

München, Germany
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La Favorite

München, Germany
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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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