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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‘The Magic Flute’ – Holiday Presentation at the Metropolitan Opera

Matthew Polenzani will return to the Metropolitan Opera to star as Tamino in their holiday presentation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. The Met’s abridged, English-language version of Mozart’s magical fairy tale is a classic holiday treat for audiences of all ages. Tony Award-winning theater {...}

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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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Upcoming Performances

Don Carlos

The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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La Traviata

Canadian Opera Company
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Don Carlo

Hungarian State Opera
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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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