Les Pêcheurs de Perles / The Metropolitan Opera

David Patrick Stearns

WQXR Operavore

Many tenors can hit the notes in the high-lying aria "Je Crois entendre encore" but the music only makes its distinctively pensive impression if the singer can live comfortably up there for entire phrases while inflecting them with the intimacy of art song. And Polenzani is the guy to do that.