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Opera Star Matthew Polenzani Returns Home for ‘Magic Flute’ at Lyric

Last week, Chicago Classical Review asked the question, “Is there a better Mozart tenor before the public than Matthew Polenzani?”

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.

Polenzani performs the role of Tamino in Mozart's “The Magic Flute” at Lyric Opera of Chicago through Jan. 27. For more information, visit the theater’s website.

Video: Polenzani performs “O Sole Mio” by Eduardo di Capua and Giovanni Capurro in the Chicago Tonight studio.

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