Festivals & Series

Matthew Polenzani Vocal Master Class

Robert M. and Maya L. Tichio Vocal Master Class Series

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

Galvin Recital Hall

The San Francisco Chronicle praises Matthew Polenzani’s “wonderfully fresh and robust voice, with clarion top notes and a gift for sweet phrasing.” He is the recipient of the 2004 Richard Tucker Award, the Metropolitan Opera’s 2008 Beverly Sills Artist Award, and a 2017 Opera News Award. Polenzani’s 2017–18 season included appearances at Lyric Opera of Chicago in Rigoletto and Les pêcheurs de perles, the Metropolitan Opera in L’elisir d’amore, and Opernhaus Zürich in Luisa Miller. Highlights this season include Idomeneo at Lyric Opera, Iolanta and La clemenza di Tito at the Met, and his role debut as Don José in Carmen with San Francisco Opera. In this master class, Polenzani coaches Bienen School voice and opera program students in scenes from beloved operas.

Charles Gounod, “Ange adorable” from Roméo et Juliette
     Tiana Sorenson, Juliette
     Benjamin DaCosta-Kaufman, Roméo

Georges Bizet, “Au fond du temple saint” from Les pêcheurs de perles
Connor McCreary, Nadir
     Mason Cooper, Zurga

W. A. Mozart, “Non ti fidar, o misera” from Don Giovanni
     Carla Vargas Fuster, Donna Anna
     Valerie Rodriguez, Donna Elvira
     Walter Aldrich, Don Giovanni
     Ryan Lustgarten, Don Ottavio

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

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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.