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"He brought down the house... rendering the magic of the pure earth-shaking lyricism of a man deeply in love about to die."

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"He brought down the house... rendering the magic of the pure earth-shaking lyricism of a man deeply in love about to die."

 

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. This season, Mr. Suarez made his New York City Opera debut in his "completely winning" performance as Joe in La fanciulla del West and joins Opera San José as a resident artist where he will perform the roles of Alfredo, Ruggero (La rondine), and Erik (Der fliegende Holländer).  Mr. Suarez will be seen "tossing off his character's ardent phrases with a poet's ease" as Rodolfo in Pacific Opera Project's remount of La bohème AKA: "The Hipsters".  Last season, Suarez made returns to: Opera in the Heights starring as Rodolfo in La bohème, Opera Memphis for their nationally recognized 30 Days of OperaSarasota Opera to cover Pinkerton and to sing Flaminio (Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re) where he was awarded the Mandelker award for an 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.  Dane currently resides in San José with his fiancée, soprano Kerriann Otaño, and Frankie the Puggle.

 
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"Suarez has boyish charm for days, a lively mop top, and a golden throat that can toss off his character’s ardent phrases with poet’s ease."

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"Suarez has boyish charm for days, a lively mop top, and a golden throat that can toss off his character’s ardent phrases with poet’s ease."

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.” He returned to Opera Memphis in 2015-2016 for Beppe (Pagliacci) and Don José (La tragédie de Carmen), 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 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 roles 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 with one of the world’s leading dance companies, 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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"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."

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"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."

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 (Outstanding Studio Artist), 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.