Portland Opera’s Resident Artists perform at community events throughout their two-year residency and training program and are featured in roles in mainstage productions throughout the season. They will also perform solo recitals at Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium in the spring and summer of 2019. Portland Opera Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox is the pianist for all recitals.
HELEN HUANG, soprano, made her Portland Opera debut during the 2018 Big Night concert and also performed the roles of Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice during the 2018 season. She returns to the Resident Artist program for her second year and will perform the roles of Annina in Verdi’s La Traviata, Serpetta in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, and will be a soloist in the 2019 Big Night concert. Prior to joining the Resident Artist Program, Huang appeared as the title character in Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe at Central City Opera, as well as in the roles of La Fée in Massenet’s Cendrillon, and Poppea in Handel’s Agrippina at New England Conservatory. Huang holds a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory and is a graduate of soprano Dawn Upshaw’s Bard Vocal Arts Program, and she graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a B.M. in Vocal Performance and the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Economics.