Helen Zhibing Huang is a Chinese-born soprano with a wide range of musical interests, spanning from baroque to the present day.
In the 2019-2020 season, Miss Huang will create the role of Singa Loh in Jorge Sosa’s I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, as well as making concert and operatic debuts in Europe at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Australia. She also joined Nashville Opera’s Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Program, performing Flora in The Turn of the Screw, and was contracted to perform Countess Ceprano and the Page, as well as covering Gilda in Rigoletto. She awaits several other debuts in the coming season, which are soon to be announced.
Miss Huang’s other operatic credits include Baby Doe in The Ballad of Baby Doe, Clorinda in Rossini’s La cenerentola, Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Serpetta in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, La fée in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Poppea in Handel’s Agrippina, Carolina in Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto, and Flora in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. A strong advocate for new music, she has participated in workshops for operas including Paola Prestini’s Gilgamesh, Julian Wachner’s REV. 23, and Leanna Kirchoff’s Friday After Friday. Her concert credits include Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhornand Symphony No. 4, and Earl Kim’s Where Grief Slumbers.
Miss Huang was a recent Jensen Foundation Competition finalist in 2019. She has also earned recognition from other competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2018 Oregon District Encouragement Award, 2017 Upper Midwest Region Finalist, 2016 Nebraska District Winner), McCammon Voice Competition (2018 Finalist), and the National Opera Association Vocal Competition (2015 Second Place).