Idomeneo – Idomeneo / Opera NEO 2018
"As the title character, Dane Suarez cogently balanced his acute sense of royal authority with his internal conflict over carrying out the savage will of the gods, and his hearty tenor proved more than up to the task."
- Ken Herman, San Diego Story
Alfredo – La traviata / Opera San José 2018
"Dane Suarez is perhaps the most effortlessly boyish Alfredo I have yet seen, and he communicates his helpless romantic (and sexual) infatuation with Violetta with honesty and abandon. His fresh faced, puppy dog approach made him stand out from the other jaded men in Violetta’s circle, and made us understand why Violetta might be attracted to his impetuous sincerity and handsome naiveté.
Mr. Suarez has an appealing, substantial tenor, which he deployed with considerable nuance. Although he sang sturdily throughout the evening, he found his most solid vocal footing in the sardonic phrases and recriminating outbursts in Act III, where he poured out highly charged high notes that were riveting in their intensity. When Dane affected the boyish sweetness earlier on, the gears were sometimes on display as he worked (albeit successfully) to reign in his sizable tone, and to color it youthfully. ... Still, his total emotional investment in pursuing and later, comforting Violetta proved heart rending."
– James Sohre, Opera Today
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
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 José 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