Bass-baritone Huang Ronghai is one of leading young singers to emerge from China in recent years. A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (protégé of Liao Changyong), Huang is also a laureate of the Don Giovanni International Singing Competition (Verona, Italy), the 28th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition (Vienna, Austria), the 6th Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition (Helsinki, Finland), the 2008 Mondial Chinese Vocalist Concours (Taipei) and the 2010 Singapore International Vocal Competition.
He has performed both lead and supporting roles in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Puccini’s La Bohème, Turandot, Bizet’s Carmen, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Gounod’s La Damnation de Faust, Eugene Onegin and Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Die Walküre and Der Fliegende Holländer. He also sang the lead role of Zhao Yuanwai in the world premiere of Wen Deqing’s The Wager at the Geneva International Music Festival in Switzerland and again at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland.
From 2002 to 2009, he was the Principal Singer of the Shanghai Opera House, and has worked with conductors such as Alberto Zedda, Paolo Olmi, Michel Plasson, Marco Boemi, Lü Jia, Cao Ding and Jari Hämäläinen.