Rigoletto in New York

Continuing his performances at the Metropolitan Opera on April 26, May 1 and 4, Matthew Polenzani returns to the role of Duca in Verdi’s Rigoletto in Michael Mayer’s neon-bedecked, Las Vegas–themed production. Baritone George Gagnidze sings the title role, and soprano Rosa Feola stars as Gilda. {...}

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Matthew Polenzani makes another role debut at the Met with La Clemenza di Tito

After making his debut in Iolanta at the Metropolitan Opera, Matthew Polenzani appears at Carnegie Hall on February 24 to sing a recital which will also feature Jennifer Johnson Cano, Kathleen O’Mara, Marie Engle and Megan Grey, all accompanied by pianist Julius Drake. He then performs with pianist {...}

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Role debut in Iolanta

This January, Matthew Polenzani makes his debut on January 28 as the dashing knight Vaudémont in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, in Mariusz Treliński’s haunting production. Joining him are Sonya Yoncheva in the title role as the blind princess, who discovers love for the first time, and Vitalij Kowaljow as {...}

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‘Der Rosenkavalier’ Grammy nominated for “Best Opera Recording”

Decca Classics’ DVD recording of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of “Best Opera Recording”. Featuring Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer, the highly acclaimed DVD marks Renée Fleming’s farewell to her signature role as the {...}

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