Christine Roo Suits, soprano
“The next great American Coloratura!”
“As Dido's sister Belinda, Christine Suits is lovely and compelling as she is responsible for rendering most of the exposition” — The Saratogian
“An incredibly talented singer with beautiful richness in her tone” — Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Stylish Verdi. Very involved. Very responsive to the text” — Karl Hesser
“Her portrayal of Pamina was the standout performance of the evening. From start to finish she was spot on; her soprano voice was spectacular. I expect to see great things from this young singer in the future.”
Christine has appeared as Belinda next to Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Jenifer Johnson Cano (Dido and Aeneas), Countess Almaviva and Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Vespetta (Pimpinone), Angelica, the Lay Sister, and Prima Cercatrice (Suor Angelica), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Fraarte (Radamisto), and has sung with Opera Saratoga, Virginia Opera, Manhattan Opera Studio, Miami Summer Music Festival, Opera San Jose, Palm Beach Opera, Opera on Tap San Francisco, Opera Chapman, Opera Santa Cruz, and Opera Festival di Roma, and Vero Beach Opera.
Christine was most recently a finalist in the Marcello Giordani Competition, winning the Shay-Webster award, as well as a series of Master classes in Catania, Sicily in 2016. She was also the winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Opera Council’s South East district. In 2014, Christine was a finalist in the prestigious Irene Dalis Competition in San Jose, CA, the first place winner of the Florida Suncoast Opera Guild’s young professionals competition in March 2014, and a quarter finalist of the BRAVA! Opera Competition.
Christine excels at the challenges of modern compositions, and has preformed and premiered the chamber works of several contemporary and living artists. She has covered American Lyric Soprano Caroline Worra in the World Premeire of The Long Walk, singing the role(s) of Aunt Sarah, Iraqi Woman, and The Shrink. Christine is at home on the concert stage and has sang with internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Dean Peterson for the Schonberg Memorial Concert Series, has performed numerous concert series for Opera Saratoga’s 2015 season, and has been featured as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah on both US coasts.
In addition to receiving her BM degree in vocal Performance from Chapman Universities Conservatory of Music, Christine also holds a doctoral degree in Chinese Medicine. Dr. Suits is a health enthusiast, a proud US Olympian in Windsurfing, and avid surfer.