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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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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