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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Premiere of Cherubini’s ‘Medea’ at the Metropolitan Opera

Matthew Polenzani makes his role debut as Giasone in David McVicar’s new production of Cherubini’s Medea at the Metropolitan Opera on September 27, October 1, 5, 8, 13, 18, 22 & 28. Marking the Met premiere of Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece, the Met’s General Manager, Peter {...}

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‘Don Carlos’ on PBS’ Great Performances at the Met

Beginning on August 7, you can catch Matthew Polenzani’s “heroic” performance as the titular character in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Verdi’s Don Carlos on PBS’ Great Performances series. This run, which took place earlier this year, marked both Mr. Polenzani’s role debut as {...}

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Upcoming Performances


Houston Grand Opera
Houston, TX
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Mendelssohn Elijah

Utah Symphony
Salt Lake City, UT
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Staatsoper Hamburg
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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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