Matteo Suk was born in South Korea where he studied at the Youngman University. In 2004 he continued his studies in Italy at the Istituto Musicale “Pietro Mascagni” in Livorno, and later at the Milano Civica Scuola di Musica with M° Luca Gorla. He also studied privately with Fiorenza Cossotto and Jaume Aragall. Matteo Suk won first prizes at many international voice competitions, including “Umberto Giordano” (2004), “Ruggero Leoncavallo”, “Renata Tebaldi” (both in 2005), “Jaume Aragall”, “Giulietta Simionato” and “Gian Battista Viotti” (all in 2006).
He made his professional debut in 2004 at the Teatro Capranica in Rome as Rigoletto, followed by Schaunard in La Bohème (Teatro Communale Gubbio), Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore (International Theater Bunkamura in Tokyo), Rodrigo in Don Carlo (Palau de la Musica in Barcelona) and Macbeth (Croatian National Theater “Ivan pl. Zajc”).
Between 2008 and 2012 he was an ensemble member of the Theater Münster (Germany) where his roles included Conte Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, the Verdi roles Rigoletto, Nabucco, Amonasro and Giorgio Germont, as well as Kuligin in Katja Kabanowa, Amfortas in Parsifal, the Journalist in Lulu, Bramarbasso in Offenbach’s Les Brigands, Mercutio in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and many others. During his time as a soloist in Münster he made guest appearances at the Staatstheater Braunschweig as Enrico, at the Staatstheater Darmstadt as Conte Almaviva, at the Theater Gütersloh as Giorgio Germont, at the National Opera Seoul as Renato and at the Teatru Manoel Malta as Conte di Luna.
In the 2013-14 season he was heard as Nabucco at the Oper na Zamku (Poland), as Macbeth at the Croatian National Theater “Ivan pl. Zajc”, as Giorgio Germont at the Opera Wroclawska (Poland), as Gerard in Giordano’s Andrea Chenier with the Baveno Festival (Italy), as Tonio in I Pagliacci at the Teatru Manoel Malta and the Daegu International Opera Festival (South Korea) and as Don Carlo in La forza del destino at the open air festival at Schloss Braunfels (Germany).
In 2015 he made successful house debuts with the National Opera Warsaw at Teatr Wielki as Nabucco and at Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi di Salerno as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Further performances that season included Figaro at the Daegu Opera House as well as the title role in Rigoletto in the company’s new concert series.