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04 Dec 2007

Tenor Turns His Focus to the Art of the Song

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/04/arts/music/04pole.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin

Polenzani.pngBy ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY times, 4 December 2007]

Not that many years ago voice buffs in New York who admired the American tenor Matthew Polenzani had to content themselves with hearing him in winning performances of supporting roles at the Metropolitan Opera. For the role of David, for example, the young apprentice to the shoemaker Hans Sachs in Wagner’s “Meistersinger,” the boy-next-door wholesomeness and awkward earnestness of his portrayal, not to mention his handsome singing, were ideal; he was the best David of my experience.

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