Idomeneo at the Lyric Opera of Chicago
Matthew Polenzani returns to the Lyric Opera and the role of Idomeneo on October 13, in the classic Ponnelle production that he starred in at the Metropolitan Opera in 2017. He’s joined by Erin Wall as Elettra, Janai Brugger as Ilia and Angela Brower as Idamante, with Sir Andrew Davis on the podium. The performances run until November 2.
Of his New York performances, the New York Times wrote: “Some tenors singing Idomeneo emphasize the heroic cast of the music. But the role also demands classic Mozartean refinement. Mr. Polenzani combines both qualities in his poignant, gripping performance, singing with melting warmth one moment, virile heft the next.”