Their answer: “Unlikely.”
The publication’s conclusion follows the acclaimed singer’s latest performance at Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he got his start as a young singer. Polenzani, the pride of Evanston, has become one of the world’s top operatic tenors and these days he’s often heard at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the major opera houses of Europe. Fortunately, he returns home often to share his gifts.
Video: Polenzani performs “O Sole Mio” by Eduardo di Capua and Giovanni Capurro in the Chicago Tonight studio.
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Oct. 6: Lyric Opera’s principal conductor and one of the stars currently on stage join us in conversation and song.
Feb. 25, 2014: From North Shore native to international opera star, tenor Matthew Polenzani joins us to talk about growing up in Chicago and his stellar career. And he shows us why he's one of the most sought-after operatic performers.