Festivals & Series

Matthew Polenzani Vocal Master Class

Part of the Tichio-Finnie Vocal Master Class Series

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7:00pm

Galvin Recital Hall

The San Francisco Chronicle praises tenor Matthew Polenzani’s “wonderfully fresh and robust voice, with clarion top notes and a gift for sweet phrasing.” A recipient of the 2004 Richard Tucker Award, the Metropolitan Opera’s 2008 Beverly Sills Artist Award, and a 2017 Opera News Award, Polenzani has established a reputation for elegant musicianship and dramatic commitment. The 2022-23 season sees him starring as Giasone in Cherubini’s Medea and performing the title roles in Verdi’s Don Carlos at Italy’s Teatro di San Carlo and in Massenet’s Werther at Houston Grand Opera. Other engagements include two highly anticipated role debuts, as Jean in a concert performance of Massenet’s Hérodiade at Deutsche Oper Berlin and as Orombello in Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda at Teatro di San Carlo. In this master class, he coaches Bienen School voice and opera program students.

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.