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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‘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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Role Debut in ‘Tosca’ at Savonlinna Opera Festival

This July, Matthew Polenzani will premiere the role of Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. This exciting role debut further cements Mr. Polenzani’s place as one of the most versatile and exciting tenors of his time. Joining Mr. Polenzani in this brilliant cast will be {...}

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Upcoming Performances

La Clemenza di Tito

Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
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The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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Don Carlo

Teatro di San Carlo
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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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