Bienen Ensembles

CANCELED: Matthew Polenzani Vocal Master Class

Tichio-Finnie Vocal Master Class Series

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:00pm

Galvin Recital Hall

For the health and safety of the Bienen School community and our valued patrons, this event has been canceled.

The Phoenix declares, “Polenzani has perhaps the finest tenor voice of his generation, and he sang with aristocratic elegance and potency.” The tenor’s 2018-19 season included a return to Lyric Opera of Chicago in his signature title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo; his appearance as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo; and his role debuts as Vaudémont in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at the Metropolitan Opera, and as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen at the San Francisco Opera. His 2019-20 engagements include Verdi’s Macbeth, Puccini’s La bohème, and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera; Bizet’s Carmen at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper; Beethoven’s Fidelio and Missa Solemnis at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden; and La traviata at the Teatro Real de Madrid.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.