New CD release: The Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary gala

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the release of its 50th Anniversary Gala on a 3-CD set featuring the artists that performed on May 7, 2017, when the Met celebrated its golden anniversary in Lincoln Center. The artists featured on the historic night include Piotr Beczała, Ben Bliss, Stephanie Blythe, {...}

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‘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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