2018/19 Season Preview

After his triumphant 2017/18 season, Matthew Polenzani gears up for a new season of debut and signature roles at the world’s premiere opera houses, with additional concert and recital appearances throughout Europe and the United States. Mr. Polenzani will begin the 2018/19 season with his return to the {...}

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Idomeneo at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Matthew Polenzani returns to the Lyric Opera and the role of Idomeneo on October 13, in the classic Ponnelle production that he starred in at the Metropolitan Opera in 2017. He’s joined by Erin Wall as Elettra, Janai Brugger as Ilia and Angela Brower as Idamante, with Sir Andrew Davis on the podium. {...}

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Chicago Voices Gala to be broadcast on PBS

The February 2017 Chicago Voices gala, which was held at Chicago Lyric Opera’s Civic Opera House to celebrate the Windy City’s diverse musical heritage, will be broadcast on PBS August 10 at 10 PM ET (check local listings). The Great Performances presentation was hosted by Renée Fleming and featured {...}

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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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