Matthew Polenzani

Airs Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 12 noon. Our opera season continues this summer with the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Georges Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" starring Mariusz Kwiecien as Zurga, Matthew Polenzani as Nadir, Andrea Silvestrelli as Nourabad, and Marina Rebeka as Leïla. Andrew Sinclair leads the Lyric Opera orchestra an chorus in this production.

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Airs Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 12 noon. Our opera season continues this summer the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi starring Matthew Polenzani as the Duke of Mantua; Mario Rojas as Borsa; Whitney Morrison as Countess Ceprano; and Quinn Kelsey as Rigoletto. This production also features Takaoki Onishi, Alan Higgs, Todd Thomas, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Rosa Feola, Lauren Decker, Diana Newman, Kenneth Nichols, and Zanda Švēde. E.

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Airs Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Donizetti’s comedy L’Elisir d’Amore, starring South African soprano Pretty Yende as the wealthy Adina, opposite American tenor Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the poor villager hopelessly in love with her. Italian bass Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of Dulcamara, the quack doctor who sells Nemorino the “elixir of love,” and Italian baritone Davide Luciano makes his network broadcast debut as the cocky visiting sergeant, Belcore.

Airs Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute starring Christiane Karg as Pamina; Matthew Polenzani as Tamino; Adam Plachetka as Papageno; Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night; Christof Fischesser as Sarastro; Diana Newman as Papagena; David Govertsen as the Speaker. Neil Armfield directs with Chorus Master Michael Black and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus will be conducted by Rory Macdonald.

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Airs Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season concludes as soprano Renée Fleming sings her final performance of one of her signature roles, the Marschallin, in the Met’s new production of Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.

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