Matthew Polenzani News

STAGE TUBE: Opera Stars To Honor Hilary Clinton During Trump InaugurationSTAGE TUBE: Opera Stars To Honor Hilary Clinton During Trump Inauguration
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2017

The world's most celebrated artists come together to honor Hillary Clinton on January 20th, 2017. Glen Roven set two of Clinton's speeches to music, and singers like Patricia Racette, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee and Matthew Polenzani raise their voices to bring peace and healing to our country. (more...)


by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2017

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Who Will Win a 2017 George London Award? The 46th Annual Competition Presents Public Finals 2/17Who Will Win a 2017 George London Award? The 46th Annual Competition Presents Public Finals 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Friday, February 17, 2017, 24 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will perform with pianist Craig Rutenberg before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience at The Morgan Library & Museum, hoping to win a George London Award, an honor that has been conferred upon hundreds of the best young singers since 1971. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy and More Perform Hillary Clinton Speeches in Concert Film on Inauguration DayChilina Kennedy and More Perform Hillary Clinton Speeches in Concert Film on Inauguration Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

A selection of the brightest stars of classical music and Broadway will participate in a filmed concert performance of two of Hillary Clinton's watershed speeches, both of which have been set to music by the composer and conductor Glen Roven. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CHICAGO VOICES CONCERT And EXPERT PANELS & MASTER CLASSES, 2/2-4Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CHICAGO VOICES CONCERT And EXPERT PANELS & MASTER CLASSES, 2/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Through Lyric's groundbreaking Chicago Voices initiative, the music of Chicago past and present will be in the spotlight in a star-studded weekend of vocal artistry! During the weekend of February 2 - 4, Lyric will present a series of Expert Panels and Master Classes in conjunction with the Chicago Voices Concert, a one-night only, multi-genre concert celebrating Chicago's diverse vocal music heritage with performances by iconic Chicago singers. (more...)

Grammy Award Winner Susan Graham to Perform With Philadelphia Orchestra and Washington National OperaGrammy Award Winner Susan Graham to Perform With Philadelphia Orchestra and Washington National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Fresh from a triumphant turn as Didon in Chicago Lyric's production of Berlioz's Les Troyens, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham takes the concert stage this winter, performing selections from Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. (more...)

The Met Opera in HD to Screen Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE at Ridgefield PlayhouseThe Met Opera in HD to Screen Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series brings The Met Opera's annual holiday presentation of Mozart's The Magic Flute to the big screen with two encore performances on Wednesday, December 28 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.  (more...)

Broadway Vets Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Sign on for Lyric Opera's CHICAGO VOICES GalaBroadway Vets Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Sign on for Lyric Opera's CHICAGO VOICES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lyric Opera announced today that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Jessie Mueller and gospel and R&B sensation Michelle Williams will join the line-up of performers slated for the Chicago Voices Gala Concert, a special, one-night-only concert on Saturday, February 4, at 7:30pm at Lyric's Civic Opera House. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MAGIC FLUTE, Opening Tomorrow at the Lyric OperaPhoto Flash: First Look at THE MAGIC FLUTE, Opening Tomorrow at the Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a new production of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote), Mozart's enchanting opera about the triumph of good over evil. The Magic Flute opens tomorrow, December 10, with eleven performances through January 27 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents Michael Fabiano In Recital, 1/22The Dallas Opera Presents Michael Fabiano In Recital, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series will feature the magnetic tenor, Michael Fabiano, in an exclusive recital produced by The Dallas Opera. The performance will take place on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Dallas City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 Flora Street-across the street from the Winspear Opera House-in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201). (more...)

Michael Fabiano in Recital at The Dallas OperaMichael Fabiano in Recital at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series will feature the magnetic tenor, Michael Fabiano, in an exclusive recital produced by The Dallas Opera. The performance will take place on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Dallas City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 Flora Street—across the street from the Winspear Opera House—in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201). Additional support for the 2017 recital is provided by Rebecca and Michael Baker. Tickets are now on sale for $15 and $25 and may be purchased at www.dallasopera.org or by contacting the friendly professionals in The Dallas Opera Ticket/Patron Services Office at 214.443.1000. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents New Production of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 12/10Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents New Production of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a new production of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's beloved, enchanting opera about the triumph of good over evil.   (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present THE MAGIC FLUTELyric Opera of Chicago to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a new production of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's beloved, enchanting opera about the triumph of good over evil.   (more...)

12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced!12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees—stage director Robert Carsen, soprano Christine Goerke, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade—will be feted at a black tie gala celebration on April 9th, 2017 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara will be the special musical guest.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/16/2016Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Warner Theatre to Host Screening of The Met's DON GIOVANNI 10/22Warner Theatre to Host Screening of The Met's DON GIOVANNI 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The Warner Theatre's 2016-17 Met Opera: Live in HD Season continues with Mozart's DON GIOVANNI in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, October 22 at 12:55 pm. A complimentary pre-opera lecture will be offered to all ticketholders in the Nancy Marine Studio Lobby for 45 minutes of pre-opera information and entertainment, 2 hours before broadcast. Full and Half Season Subscriptions are available. (more...)

Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San Francisco Symphony's opening night gala. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera's Presentation of Donizetti's DON PASQUALEPhoto Flash: San Francisco Opera's Presentation of Donizetti's DON PASQUALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with Donizetti's Don Pasquale in six performances from September 28-October 15, 2016. After a 32-year absence from the Company's repertory, the sparkling comedy of cruel games and young love returns in Laurent Pelly's fanciful staging, which is a co-production with Santa Fe Opera and Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu. (more...)

Family Friendly Classic THE MAGIC FLUTE Gets All-New Lyric Opera ProductionFamily Friendly Classic THE MAGIC FLUTE Gets All-New Lyric Opera Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents an all-new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute just in time for the holidays, December 10, 2016 - January 27, 2017. (more...)

 Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in  Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses. The principal cast, all of whom are making Met role debuts, also includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Bystromas Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, andKwangchul Youn as the Commendatore. The October 22 matinee, with this cast, will be transmitted worldwide as part of the 11th season of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world. (more...)

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