Italian Opera Favorites at Ravinia

On August 11, Matthew Polenzani graces the stage of the Ravinia Festival alongside soprano Nadine Sierra for an Italian Opera Gala. The program includes orchestral music by Rossini and arias and duets from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by James {...}

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Role debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème

Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with wonderful music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making Puccini’s La Bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. From June 16 until July 14, Matthew Polenzani debuts as Rodolfo at the Royal {...}

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L’Elisir d’Amore from the Metropolitan will be shown on PBS

The performance of L’Elisir d’Amore that was featured in movie theaters now premieres on PBS on April 29, at 12:00pm EST. Check your local PBS stations for different time zones. The cast includes Pretty Yende as Adina, Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, Davide Luciano as Belcore and Ildebrando {...}

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Role debut as Rodolfo in Luisa Miller

On April 12 – 29, Matthew Polenzani makes his debut as Rodolfo in Verdi’s Luisa Miller at the Zurich Opera House. The title role will be sung by Nino Machaidze and the celebrated Leo Nucci sings the role of father Miller. Riccardo Frizza conducts. Mr. Polenzani most recent success in a Verdi role {...}

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