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Performer: Matthew Polenzani

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ChicagoIdomeneo, rè di Creta

Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Sir Andrew Davis; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Erin Wall; Janai Brugger

New York CityIolanta/ Bluebeard's Castle

Tchaikovsky, Bartók
Henrik Nánási; Mariusz Treliński; Metropolitan Opera; Boris Kudlička; Marek Adamski; Sonya Yoncheva; Vitalij Kowaljow

New York CityLa clemenza di Tito

Mozart: La clemenza di Tito
Lothar Koenigs; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Metropolitan Opera; Matthew Polenzani; Ying Fang

San FranciscoCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
James Gaffigan; Francesca Zambello; San Francisco Opera; J'Nai Bridges; Matthew Polenzani; Kyle Ketelsen; Anita Hartig
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La bohème at ROH: a simple tragedy, heart-rendingly told

Maria Agresta (Mimì), Matthew Polenzani (Rodolfo) in Act 4 © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
A committed cast make this  a beautifully performed ensemble piece in which the tragedy of young love cut short by untimely disease is compellingly put across.
****1
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Surrealist Rigoletto impresses at the Lyric

Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto) and Matthew Polenzani (Duke of Mantua) © Todd Rosenberg
The Lyric Opera’s new production of Rigoletto evokes visually the contours and high-contrast relief of a surrealist painting. 
***11
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Salonen’s Mahler at Carnegie Hall

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Salonen has an obvious vision on how to conduct Mahler, relentelsly driving the orchestra in the direction he wants.
****1
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A Rosenkavalier for the radio

Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
There are several things wrong with the new Robert Carsen directed Der Rosenkavalier that just opened at the Met, but the singing is not among them.
***11
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Orchestra shines in uneven Idomeneo at the Met

Idomeneo at The Met © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
Mozart's Idomeneo proved to be a challenge for some of the soloists initially but the superb orchestra under James Levine brought about a successful opening evening at the Met.
***11
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