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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La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera

Matthew Polenzani continues his performances at the Metropolitan Opera as Rodolfo in Franco Zeffirelli’s immortal production of Puccini’s La Bohème. Of his role debut in London, Opera Magazine stated “[he] has developed into a first-rate Rodolfo.” On this occasion, Mr. Polenzani shares the {...}

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Role debut as Macduff in New York City

To start the season, Matthew Polenzani makes his role debut as Macduff in Verdi’s gripping Shakespeare adaptation of Macbeth at The Metropolitan Opera. Verdi’s tenth opera, it was the first Shakespeare play he adapted for the operatic stage. Adrian Noble’s evocative production premiered in {...}

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La Bohème

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Annual Diamond Jubilee

Cipriani 42nd Street
New York, NY
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La Bohème

The Metropolitan 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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