Mr. Polenzani has a ringing,
clarion lyric tenor that he
can push to heroic
heights ...

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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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Upcoming performances at the Chicago Lyric Opera

Matthew Polenzani returns to Chicago, first as Foresto in a concert performance of Attila Highlights on April 11, in which he’s joined by a fantastic cast also featuring Christian van Horn, Tamara Wilson and Quinn Kelsey, with Enrique Mazzola on the podium, and then in a Gala celebrating Sir Andrew {...}

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House debut at Teatro Real de Madrid in Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’

Matthew Polenzani makes his highly anticipated house debut at Teatro Real de Madrid this month as Alfredo in a special semi-staged concert version of Verdi’s La Traviata. On July 3, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 23, Mr. Polenzani will share the stage with a fantastic cast including Ekaterina Bakanova as Violetta, {...}

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Upcoming Performances

La Bohème – Canceled due to COVID-19

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis – The Rake’s Progress

Chicago Lyric Opera
Chicago, IL
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Billy Budd – Canceled due to COVID-19

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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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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