February 4, 2019

Media Alert: 2019 Resident Artist Series: Helen Huang, Soprano

Portland Opera’s 2019 Resident Artist Series: Helen Huang, Soprano

Portland Opera hosts a special community recital featuring soprano Helen Huang, in her second year as a resident artist with the company. The recital will focus on works by female composers and poets, and will also feature Chinese folk and art songs. Portland Opera’s Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox joins Huang on piano.

The Resident Artist Series features intimate and direct performances – focused on the singer, the pianist, and art song. Selected through a competitive national search process, each of Portland Opera’s Resident Artists reflects a bright future for the art of opera.

Tuesday, February 19th, 7:00PM

Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

Admission is free; Reservations are highly recommended. 503.241.1802 or eventRSVP@portlandopera.org

Interviews and media reservations are available upon request. Please contact press@portlandopera.org to make press reservations.

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 began the season with performing the role of Annina in Verdi’s La Traviata. Later this season, she will sing the role of 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.