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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2018/19 Season Preview

After his triumphant 2017/18 season, Matthew Polenzani gears up for a new season of debut and signature roles at the world’s premiere opera houses, with additional concert and recital appearances throughout Europe and the United States. Mr. Polenzani will begin the 2018/19 season with his return to the {...}

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Idomeneo at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Matthew Polenzani returns to the Lyric Opera and the role of Idomeneo on October 13, in the classic Ponnelle production that he starred in at the Metropolitan Opera in 2017. He’s joined by Erin Wall as Elettra, Janai Brugger as Ilia and Angela Brower as Idamante, with Sir Andrew Davis on the podium. {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Idomeneo

Lyric Opera
Chicago
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Idomeneo

Lyric Opera
Chicago
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National Anthem at the Chicago Bears Game

Soldier Field
Chicago
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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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