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 Favorite in Munich

Matthew Polenzani stars as Fernand in Donizetti’s gran opera, La Favorite, at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Clémentine Margaine is Léonor de Guzman and Ludovic Tézier sings Alphonse XI. Giacomo Sagripanti conducts the Amélie Niermeyer production on February 25 and 28, and March 3. Mr. {...}

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Role debut as Don José

In June of 2019, Matthew Polenzani will make his debut as Don José in Bizet’s most beloved opera, Carmen. Sharing the stage with J’Nai Bridges in the title role, Anita Hartig as Micaëla and Kyle Ketelsen as Escamillo, Mr. Polenzani will star in Francesca Zambello’s production with James {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Luisa Miller

Opernhaus Zürich
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Verdi’s Requiem

May Festival, Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH
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La Bohème

Royal Opera House
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Latest Video:

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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