"The next great American Coloratura!" -Virginia Zeani
"Another revelation (of Rocking Horse Winner) is the performance of Christine Suits as the mother. She is simply a star in the making. She also had a major role in Vinkensport. Her diversity is dazzling."-The Saratogian
"Christine Roo Suits brought sensitivity, innocence, and nuanced singing to the lead role. Her coloratura seems to be of the dramatic variety as she lacks nothing in power though se has all the flexibility and agility demanded by such a role. Violetta must be glamorous yet accessible. We have to admire her beauty and believe in her innate goodness. She has to maintain a sincerity while moving among a materialistic and jaded leisure class. It's hard for any average person to identify with someone like Ms. Valery but Ms Suits brought the right stuff and then some."- basssbuff.com
"(As Ava) Soprano Christine Suits is excellent"-Times Union
"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." -theshotglassreview.com
American Soprano, Christine Roo Suits, has played Belinda next to Metropolitan Opera Mezzo-Soprano Jenifer Johnson Cano (Dido and Aeneas), Violetta Valery (La Traviata), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor ), Countess Almaviva and Barbarina (Nozze di Figaro), Vespetta (Pimpinone), Angelica, the Lay Sister, and Prima Cercatrice (Suor Angelica), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Fraarte (Radamisto), Ava (Rocking Horse Winner), Holy St. Francis's Trainer (Vinkensport), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and has covered the roles of Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Hannah Glawari (The Merry Widow), and Aunt Sarah (The Long Walk), and both Adele and Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus). Christine has sung with Opera Saratoga, Virginia Opera, Opera San Jose, Palm Beach Opera, Manhattan Opera Studio, Miami Summer Music Festival, Opera on Tap San Francisco, Opera Chapman, Opera Santa Cruz, and Opera Festival di Roma, Vero Beach Opera, Hudson Opera Theater, and Miami Lyric Opera.
Christine was most recently a semi-finalist in the Rochester Oratorio Society's Classical Idol competition, As a finalist in the 2016 Marcello Giordani Competition, she was awarded the Shay-Webster award, as well as a series of Master classes in Catania, Sicily. Christine was also the winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Opera Council’s South East district in 2015, and a finalist in the prestigious Irene Dalis Competition in San Jose, CA. She was the first place winner of the Florida Suncoast Opera Guild’s Young Professionals Competition in March 2014, and also a quarter finalist of the BRAVA! Opera Competition.
Christine excels at the challenges of modern compositions, and has preformed and premiered the chamber works and operas of several contemporary and living composers. In the summer of 2018, Christine will be singing the lead role of Ava in Gareth Williams's "The Rocking Horse Winner" in its' American premiere with Opera Saratoga. She will also be preforming the role of "Holy St. Francis's Trainer" in the world premiere of David T. Little's performing edition of "Vinkensport", or "The Finch Opera". Christine 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.
Comfortable on the concert stage, Christine 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 and 2018 seasons, and has been featured as a soloist in Handel’s “The Messiah” on both US coasts. She has preformed with Virginia Opera in the 2016 and 2017 Hedron Foundation's Emerging Artist Concert Series, as well as with Miami Lyric Opera for their annual Galas. Christine was featured at the View Arts Center in their 'Opera Meets Broadway' concert series in 2016, and can be often found programming recitals.
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. She is currently pursuing an MBA, and hopes to continue to perform as well as become an influencing force in artist managment and development .