Born in Fuzhou, China, in the province of Fujian, Jianan began his music training at the age of five with piano lessons; he started singing when he was twenty. Mr. Huang moved to the United States to study at Indiana University, where he enrolled in the Master’s Program of the Jacobs School of Music.
Mr. Huang made his American professional debut at the Cleveland Opera, singing the role of Marcello in La Bohème; in 2016 he made his Italian debut as Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, at the Terni Opera Theatre in Rome.
He was invited back to his hometown in 2017, where he performed the role of Valentine in Faust at the Fujian Opera House. He has also performed the roles of Garibaldo in Rodelinda, Escamillo in Carmen, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and Gianni Schicchi, among others.
Mr. Huang is a recent winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council’s Auditions in both the Kentucky and Washington, D.C., districts. He is an alumnus of the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Italy.