photo by Martha Benedict

photo by Martha Benedict

Rodolfo – La bohème / Pacific Opera Project 2017

“What really makes this playful fable come together is the duo’s singing. Suarez has a big, heroic voice with an appealing, suitably romantic tone. ... When the two lovers engage in a duet at the end of Act I, they harmonize idyllically as they walk slowly into the crowd, ... it’s a transfixing moment of sublime beauty.”
– Falling James, LA Weekly

Suarez possesses a rich, warm tenor voice with ample texture and projection in the most dramatic instances...”
– Humberto Capiro, Living Out Loud - LA

“Pacific Opera Project always has strong singers and this time it outdid itself. Tenor Dane Suarez was a Rodolfo with a bit of heft to his voice that gave him attractive overtones.”
– Maria Nockin, Operawire


Rodolfo – La bohème / Opera in the Heights 2016

“But best of all, we get an evocative, vim-filled cast who would be welcomed on any world stage. They bring this sympathetic potpourri of dreamers, schemers, flirts, and woe-be-gone jealous lovers to amazing life. They really do seem to be these characters, not over-stuffed divas and divos who have left their youth many operas ago.

[I]t’s no surprise that horny young writer Rodolfo, tenor Dane Suarez, would instantly fall for this comely waif who crafts flowers out of paper. Can you smell the patchouli? 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.”
– D.L. Groover, Houston Press


Cavaradossi – Tosca / LoftOpera 2016

“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. He brought down the house (and moved me to tears) with E lucevan le stelle in Act III, rendering the magic of the pure earth-shaking lyricism of a man deeply in love about to die.”
– Lei & Lui, Allegri con Fuoco


Joe - La fanciulla del West / New York City Opera 2017

"Dane Suarez was completely winning as the earnest but dim-witted Joe."
– Eric C. Simpson, New York Classical Review

 Headshot by Stephen Dillon

Headshot by Stephen Dillon

Flaminio - L'amore dei tre re / Sarasota Opera 2017

“In the key tenor role of Archibaldo’s slave, Flaminio, Studio Artist Dane Suarez is strong and appropriately deferential.”
– Richard Storm, Herald-Tribune

“The major comprimario role is that of Flaminio, Archibaldo’s Alturan servant, nicely performed by Sarasota Opera Studio artist, Illinois tenor Dane Suarez.”
– Opera Warhorses

Dane Suarez offers a fine performance as the King’s “eyes”.”
– Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World

“Smaller roles were handled with the same beauty and excellence as the leads by Dane Suarez (Flaminio)…”
– June LeBell, Your Observer

Gobin – La rondine / Opera San Jose 2017

“...Dane Suarez the poised Gobin.”
James Sohre, Opera Today



Pedrillo – Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Opera North 2015

“It’s the servants who have all the fun, and this opera is no exception. Dane Suarez used his able tenor with warmth and wit as Pedrillo…”
– Jim Lowe, Times Argus