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Bio 1


 

"Suarez has a big, heroic voice with an appealing, suitably romantic tone."

- LA Weekly

 

 

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Bio 1


 

"Suarez has a big, heroic voice with an appealing, suitably romantic tone."

- LA Weekly

 

 

 
 photo by Jiyang Chen

photo by Jiyang Chen

Lauded for his “warm and robust tenore spinto” and “pure earth-shaking lyricism,” American Dane Suarez is in high demand for his “golden throated” tenor.  He sang on the stage of The Metropolitan Opera as a 2014 National Semi-Finalist of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and made his John F. Kennedy Center debut in 2015 with Washington National Opera as Ely Parker in Glass’s Appomattox. Last season, Mr. Suarez made his New York City Opera debut in his "completely winning" performance as Joe in La fanciulla del West and joined Opera San José as a resident artist where he debuted the roles of Alfredo, Ruggero (La rondine), and Erik (Der fliegende Holländer).  Mr. Suarez also lent his "big, heroic voice" to Pacific Opera Project's remount of La bohème AKA: "The Hipsters" as Rodolfo, where the Act I duet was described as "a transfixing moment of sublime beauty". This past summer, he debuted the Title Role in Idomeneo with Opera NEO and returned to Pacific Opera Project to sing Don José at Ford Amphitheatre. This season, Suarez returns to Opera San José debuting the roles of Pinkerton, Greenhorn (Moby-Dick), and Canio. He debuts Baltimore Concert Opera as Erik and reprises his Rodolfo alongside wife Kerriann Otaño in her role debut as Mimì with Pacific Opera Project. Dane currently resides in San José with Kerriann, and their two pups, Frankie and Lup.

 
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Bio 2


"Dane Suarez is perhaps the most effortlessly boyish Alfredo I have yet seen..."

- Opera Today

Bio 2


"Dane Suarez is perhaps the most effortlessly boyish Alfredo I have yet seen..."

- Opera Today

For the 2016-2017 season, Suarez made returns to: Opera in the Heights starring as Rodolfo in La bohème, Opera Memphis for 30 Days of OperaSarasota Opera to sing Flaminio (Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re) and cover Pinkerton where he was awarded the Mandelker Award for Outstanding Studio Artist, and Fort Worth Opera for their 2017 Frontiers Showcase. Additionally, he was seen in recital at Permian Basin Opera, Annapolis Opera, and Lyric Opera Baltimore.

In 2016, he was pictured on the front page of The Arts section of The New York Times for his “beautiful, soaring, and moving” performance as Cavaradossi with LoftOpera that “brought down the house.”

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He returned to Opera Memphis in 2015-2016 for Don José (La tragédie de Carmen) and Beppe (Pagliacci), and joined Crested Butte Music Festival for his debut as Rodolfo (La bohème). In the 2014-2015 season, Suarez starred as Il Duca (Rigoletto) at Opera in the Heights and made his mainstage debut with Fort Worth Opera as Marcellus in Thomas’s Hamlet. For summer 2015, Dane returned to Opera North to sing Pedrillo and Mr. Splinters (The Tender Land) and covered Tony (West Side Story). In summer 2014, Dane made his role debut as Don José (Carmen) at Aspen Music Festival and was heard as Shuisky alongside Eric Owens in the Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov.

The 2013-2014 season first brought Suarez to Opera Memphis as tenor artist-in-residence where he was featured as Borsa and covered Il Duca (Rigoletto) after his first summer at Opera North as Edgardo cover (Lucia di Lammermoor).

For 2012-2013, Mr. Suarez was an apprentice artist at Sarasota Opera covering the role of Curley (Floyd's Of Mice and Men). He joined the late Maestro Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival where he sang Henrik (A Little Night Music) and appeared with the Castleton Festival at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman. In 2012, Suarez was featured as the tenor soloist in Beethoven's The Muir with Mark Morris Dance Group at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. In summer 2011, he was a Danis Wilson Apprentice Artist at Sugar Creek Opera (formerly Sugar Creek Symphony and Song.)  He sang First Man in Armour (Die Zauberflöte) and created the role of Ramdas for the world premiere of Stephen Taylor’s Paradises Lost with Illinois Opera Theatre. While completing his undergraduate degree, he performed Tamino (The Magic Flute) with Butler Opera Theatre.

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Bio 3


"Tenor Dane Suarez as Cavaradossi displayed a handsome, full voice. His is a warm and robust tenore spinto. Suarez’s 'Recondita armonia' in Act I was beautiful, soaring, and moving."

- Allegri con Fuoco

Bio 3


"Tenor Dane Suarez as Cavaradossi displayed a handsome, full voice. His is a warm and robust tenore spinto. Suarez’s 'Recondita armonia' in Act I was beautiful, soaring, and moving."

- Allegri con Fuoco

 Photo by Lauren Holschbach-Sweeney

Photo by Lauren Holschbach-Sweeney

In addition to his recent success in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Suarez has been recognized by multiple organizations including the Giulio Gari International Voice Competition (Finalist), Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition (Semi-Finalist), Sarasota Opera (Mandelker Award), Brava! Opera Theater Vocal Competition (Finalist), The Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition (Semi-Finalist), Beethoven Club of Memphis (First Place), Bel Canto Foundation (Bella Voce Award), Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. (International Talent of the Year), Mu Phi Epsilon International Music FraternityPi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and he won the 2010 Butler University Concerto Competition singing Ravel’s Cinq mélodies populaires grecques. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Butler University and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dane is a student of Elizabeth Bishop.

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