Mr. Polenzani has a ringing,
clarion lyric tenor that he
can push to heroic
heights ...

New York Sun

Tenor Matthew Polenzani is one of the most gifted and distinguished lyric tenors of his generation. His elegant musicianship, innate sense of style and dramatic commitment find him at virtually every leading operatic, concert and recital venue in the world.

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Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11

Matthew Polenzani returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Verdi’s monumental Requiem on September 11 to honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Marking the first performance inside the Metropolitan Opera House since the March 2020 closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin {...}

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New production of Mozart’s ‘Idomeneo’ at Bayerische Staatsoper

Matthew Polenzani returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper on July 22, 24, & 26 to star as the title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo, in a new production by Antú Romero Nunes. Polenzani last performed the title role of king of Crete at the Metropolitan Opera, receiving rave reviews from critics, with {...}

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Upcoming Performances

The Magic Flute

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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Don Carlos

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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La Traviata

Canadian Opera Company
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The Lincoln Center: Spotlight On...Matthew Polenzani

Tenor Matthew Polenzani sat down with us to chat about growing up in Chicago, his early music influences and one important meeting that forever changed the course of his career, steering him away from the classroom and toward the Metropolitan Opera stage.

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