Don José in Munich

After his role debut was characterized by Seen and Heard International as “an unalloyed success”, Matthew Polenzani reprises the role of Don José in Bizet’s Carmen at the Bayerische Staatsoper on January 17, 20, 24 and 26. Joining him are Varduhi Abrahamyan in the title role, Golda Schultz {...}

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Der Rosenkavalier and New Year’s Eve Gala at the Metropolitan Opera

From December 13 – January 4, Robert Carsen’s splendid staging of Der Rosenkavalier returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time since its blockbuster 2017 premiere, with Sir Simon Rattle on the podium to conduct Strauss’s glittering score. Matthew Polenzani reprises the short role of the {...}

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La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera

Matthew Polenzani continues his performances at the Metropolitan Opera as Rodolfo in Franco Zeffirelli’s immortal production of Puccini’s La Bohème. Of his role debut in London, Opera Magazine stated “[he] has developed into a first-rate Rodolfo.” On this occasion, Mr. Polenzani shares the {...}

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Role debut as Macduff in New York City

To start the season, Matthew Polenzani makes his role debut as Macduff in Verdi’s gripping Shakespeare adaptation of Macbeth at The Metropolitan Opera. Verdi’s tenth opera, it was the first Shakespeare play he adapted for the operatic stage. Adrian Noble’s evocative production premiered in {...}

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