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The gifted tenor is a favorite at Metropolitan Opera; he expounded on his brief role in Richard Strauss’ mammoth comedy of manners."

Richard Carter

Blasting News

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The tenor, who is nominated for a 2017 International Opera Award in the Male Singer category, offers up not just quantity, but thoughtful and inspired quality onstage.

Jenna Douglas

Schmopera

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His work onstage is the perfect marriage of splendid voice and unfaltering genuineness.

Maria Mazzaro

Opera News

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Polenzani’s portrayal will be featured as part of the Met’s Live in HD series, after which he will also appear at the Met in “Der Rosenkavalier” and “Don Giovanni.” He...

David Salazar

OperaWire

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It’s simply one of the most beautiful art forms in the world ..."

Trevor Gillis

Opera Sense

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New Trier High School announced the names of 11 alumni being honored with 2017 Alumni Achievement Awards on March 16 at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston, including tenor...

Will Mendelson

Make It Better - Chicago

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Once I’m onstage, I’m in Idomeneo’s head, and he’s only got room for one prayer: to figure out a way to keep his son alive."

Richard Carter

Blasting News

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Opera vocalist Matthew Polenzani returned to Northwestern to teach his second vocal master class with four students on Wednesday.

Madeleine Fernando

The Daily Northwestern

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Matthew Polenzani performs the role of Tamino in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at Lyric Opera of Chicago through Jan. 27. He joins us in discussion and performance.

WTTW

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Last week, Chicago Classical Review asked the question, “Is there a better Mozart tenor before the public than Matthew Polenzani?” Their answer: “Unlikely.”

Eddie Arruza

Chicago Tonight

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While Donald Trump, it seems, is still struggling to put together a line up for his inauguration next Friday, a New York musical director appears to have had more success coming...

Clive Paget

Limelight

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Tenor Matthew Polenzani--he of the refined singing, elegant deportment and serious nature--is having a great season at the Met, with major roles in a pair of new productions."

Richard Sasanow

Broadway World

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Tenor Matthew Polenzani has performed in front audiences at the Metropolitan opera, Deutsche Oper, La Scala and the Lyric.

Stephanie Stokes & Lois Reitzes

90.1 WABE

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The American tenor and scion of the New York Met is back in town to sing Mozart.

Mark Valencia

What's On Stage

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From North Shore native to international opera star, tenor Matthew Polenzani joins us to talk about growing up in Chicago and his stellar career. And he shows us why he's one of...

Taurean Small

Chicago Tonight

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Matthew Polenzani reprises the role of the Chevalier des Grieux in Jules Massenet’s Manon at the Royal Opera House."

Anne Ozorio

Opera Today

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Chicago-born tenor Matthew Polenzani has garnered international recognition in an expanding array of operatic repertory."

Melanie O’Neill

Yale School of Music Blog

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How does Matthew Polenzani balance the demands of an international opera career with his responsibilities as a husband and father? By always putting his family first.

James C. Whitson

Opera News

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His passion for opera was visible in his eloquent phrasing during the interview (which unfortunately can't be conveyed in written form)."

Luiz Gazzola

Opera Lively

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At the time of this interview, lyric tenor Matthew Polenzani was in "Don Giovanni" at the Met, which will be closely followed by "La Traviata" (with HD Broadcasts all over the...

T. Knudsen

Opera Focus

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David Patrick Stearns speaks with tenor Matthew Polenzani about his role in the Opera Company of Philadelphia's Rigoletto.

David Patrick Stearns

WRTI

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Tenor Matthew Polenzani was looking at two important debuts in Chicago last week. The first was one that local music lovers have been anticipating for months, the vibrant lyric...

Wynne Delacoma

The Classical Review

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