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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Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

On Friday, September 8, Matthew Polenzani joins a spectacular roster of colleagues for the annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park, hosted by Lyric Opera of Chicago. The program features highlights from Rigoletto, Turandot, Die Walküre, Les pêcheurs de perles, Orphée et Eurydice, Faust, and {...}

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Summer Performances with Great American Orchestras

Matthew Polenzani is a featured soloist with two of America’s most acclaimed orchestras this month; he performs with both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra in varied programmes spanning repertoire from Haydn to romantic favorites from the operatic canon. Mr. Polenzani  , {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Public Master Class

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
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Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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The Pearl Fishers

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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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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