• Matthew Polenzani

    by Published on September 5th, 2012 09:59 AM
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    We have talked with excellent American tenor Matthew Polenzani again [Opera Lively interview # 56], this time about his role in L'Elisir d'Amore alongside Anna Netrebko for the opening night of the Metropolitan Opera 2012-13 season, on September 24, 2012, followed by other dates (tickets [here]).
    Read our review of the opening night [here].

    See his first interview with us [here]. We won't be repeating the data on his career, since this article is a follow-up interview.


    © Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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    OL - First, let's talk about your experience with L'Elisir d'Amore - you've done it in Vienna, Munich, Naples, and Rome - any others?

    MP - I think that's all of them, though I wouldn't be surprised to find out you and I missed one or two. Those are the only ones I can remember.

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    by Published on April 15th, 2012 09:50 PM
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    © Ian Cowan / Opera Lively

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    ARTIST: MATTHEW POLENZANI
    FACH: LYRIC TENOR
    BORN IN: EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, USA
    CURRENTLY IN: LA TRAVIATA (Alfredo) - METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE
    , NEW YORK CITY
    NEXT IN: MANON (des Grieux) - TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILAN
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    BIOGRAPHY

    One of the most gifted and distinguished lyric tenors of his generation, Matthew Polenzani has been praised for the artistic versatility and fresh lyricism that he brings to concert and operatic appearances on leading international stages. This season Mr. Polenzani has returned to the Metropolitan Opera in Willy Decker’s critically acclaimed production of La traviata opposite Natalie Dessay and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Fabio Luisi.
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