Dane Suarez, tenor
Dane Suarez will be joining Baltimore Concert Opera for The Flying Dutchman on March 1 & 3, 2019!
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 is a current member of Opera San José’s resident ensemble where since last season he debuted as Alfredo (La traviata), Erik (Der fliegende Holländer), Ruggero (La Rondine), Canio (Pagliacci), Greenhorn (Moby-Dick), and in April, he debuts as Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly.
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 bohèmeAKA: "The Hipsters" as Rodolfo, where the Act I duet was described as "a transfixing moment of sublime beauty". This summer, he debuted the Title Role in Idomeneo with Opera NEO and returned to Pacific Opera Project to sing Don José at Ford Amphitheatre.
Suarez has sung principal roles with Aspen Music Festival (Don José in Carmen), Opera in the Heights (Rodolfo in La bohème, Il Duca in Rigoletto), Opera Memphis (Don José in La Tragédie de Carmen, Beppe in Pagliacci, Borsa in Rigoletto), Pacific Opera Project (Rodolfo in La bohème), Crested Butte Music Festival (Rodolfo in La bohème), Sarasota Opera (Flaminio in Montemezzi's L'amore dei tre re), Opera North (Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Mr. Splinters in Copland's The Tender Land, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor), Fort Worth Opera Festival (Marcellus in Thomas's Hamlet), and Castleton Festival (Henrik in A Little Night Music).
Mr. Suarez holds a bachelor's degree from Butler University and a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently studies with Metropolitan Opera mezzo Elizabeth Bishop.