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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House debut in ‘La Traviata’ at Canadian Opera Company

This spring, Matthew Polenzani makes his highly anticipated debut at Canadian Opera Company as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata. Hailed previously for his portrayals in this renowned signature role, The New York Times acclaimed Polenzani’s “emotional Alfredo, his lovely voice strong and {...}

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Matthew Polezani stars as ‘Don Carlos’ at the Metropolitan Opera

For the first time in company history, the Metropolitan Opera presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, Don Carlos, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Starring Matthew Polenzani as the titular Don Carlos, Yannick Nézet-Séguin {...}

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Upcoming Performances

Don Carlo

Hungarian State Opera
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Ariadne Auf Naxos on PBS (Host)

Metropolitan Opera
Great Performances on PBS
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Savonlinna Opera Festival
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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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