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Dane Suarez* returns as a member of OSJ’s resident ensemble during the 2018-19 season, appearing as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Mr. Suarez made his company debut last season as Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata. Recent performances for Mr. Suarez include his John F. Kennedy Center debut with Washington National Opera as Ely Parker in Glass’s Appomattox. Other performances included a return to Opera in the Heights appearing as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème with Opera Memphis, and Sarasota Opera where he sang the role of Flaminio in Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re.

Career highlights in previous season include the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca with LoftOpera, the roles of Don José in Peter Brook’s La tragédie de Carmen, Beppe ( Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci), and Borsa (Verdi’s Rigoletto) for Opera Memphis and Rodolfo (Puccini’s La bohème) at Crested Butte Music Festival. For Aspen Music Festival, he appeared as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, the Duke (Verdi’s Rigoletto) at Opera in the Heights, Marcellus (Verdi’s Hamlet) at Fort Worth Opera, Pedrillo (Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio) at Opera North and Henrik (Sondheim’s A Little Night Music) at Castleton Festival.

Awards and accolades received include being named a  National Semi-Finalist in the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Beethoven Club of Memphis (First Place), Bel Canto Foundation (Bella Voce Award), and Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. (International Talent of the Year). He is a member of the Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and won the 2010 Butler University Concerto Competition singing Ravel’s Cinq mélodies populaires grecques.

Mr. Suarez holds a bachelor’s degree from Butler University and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Visit Mr. Suarez’s website for more information.

*Ms. Suarez’s residency made possible by an anonymous artist fellowship.


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