‘The Pearl Fishers’ in Chicago

Continuing his season of performances at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Matthew Polenzani steps into one of his most acclaimed roles, Nadir, in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers with performances from November 19 through December 10. Mr. Polenzani’s portrayal of Nadir at The Metropolitan Opera stunned {...}

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R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier on Blu-ray & DVD available for pre-order

The DVD of the latest Der Rosenkavalier from the Metropolitan Opera,  a LIVE in HD recording of Renée Fleming’s and Elīna Garanča’s last ever performances in this opera, counted with the “marvelous, golden tenor” (Washington Post) of Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. This {...}

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Rigoletto debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Matthew Polenzani sings the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Lyric Opera of Chicago beginning on October 7. In this E. Loren Meeker production, Quinn Kelsey is Rigoletto and Rosa Feola is Gilda. For more information and tickets, visit the Lyric’s website. Watch the trailer below: Photo: Todd {...}

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Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

On Friday, September 8, Matthew Polenzani joins a spectacular roster of colleagues for the annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park, hosted by Lyric Opera of Chicago. The program features highlights from Rigoletto, Turandot, Die Walküre, Les pêcheurs de perles, Orphée et Eurydice, Faust, and {...}

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