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Dane Suarez

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. This season, Suarez debuts Erik in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at Baltimore Concert Opera and reprised his Rodolfo alongside wife Kerriann Otaño in her role debut as Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème with Pacific Opera Project.

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. 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 in Puccini’s Tosca with LoftOpera that “brought down the house.” Last season, Mr. Suarez made his New York City Opera debut in his “completely winning” performance as Joe in La fanciulla del West and also lent his “big, heroic voice” to Pacific Opera Project’s remount of La bohème as Rodolfo, where the Act I duet was described as “a transfixing moment of sublime beauty”. This past summer, he debuted the title role in Mozart’s Idomeneo with Opera NEO and returned to Pacific Opera Project to sing Don José in Bizet’s Carmen 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), 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.

Visit Mr. Suarez’s website for more information.

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