APRIL AMANTE

Photos by Shawn Blair
LA Master Chorale Messiah Sing Along 2018
With the Lompoc Symphony Orchestra
Photo by Randall Gee
Photo by Shawn Blair
Photo by Shawn Blair
Cast photo of Sweeney Todd with Pittsburgh Festival Opera
 

UPCOMING AND RECENT PERFORMANCES

APRIL MAKES HER LOS ANGELES OPERA DEBUT AS SOLO SOPRANO VOICE AND CHORUS SOLOIST IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MATTHEW AUCOIN'S "EURYDICE"

April's voice can be heard offstage as the Soprano Solo Voice in the beginning of Act 3 of Matthew Aucoin's "Eurydice", and also a Chorus Soloist in Act 2. This world premiere is a co-commission with the MET that tells the story of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth from Eurydice's perspective. For performance and ticket information click below!

APRIL WILL SING THE SOPRANO SOLO FOR THE LA MASTER CHORALE HANDEL'S MESSIAH THIS DECEMBER 21ST, 8 PM

Saturday December 21st, 2019-- 8:00 pm at Disney Hall. The perennially popular Handel’s Messiah jubilantly conducted by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, and sung by the Los Angeles Master Chorale is a Christmas concert experience not to be missed.
 
Grant Gershon, conductor
40 voices, chamber orchestra, soloists

Featured soloists: April Amante, soprano; Callista Hoffman-Campbell, mezzo-soprano; Todd Strange, tenor; Chung Uk Lee, bass

APRIL WILL SING MRS. SINCLAIR IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ERIC WHITACRE'S "THE GIFT OF THE MAGI" AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL FOR THE LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE'S FESTIVAL OF CAROLS CONCERTS ON DECEMBER 7TH (8PM) & DECEMBER 14TH (2PM).

Herald the arrival of the holidays with the LA Master Chorale's annual selection of treasured carols and songs, plus a special treat: the world premiere of The Gift of the Magi, a setting of O. Henry's charming tale of love and giving, by Swan Family Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre.
Eric Whitacre, conductor
100 voices, piano, organ.

LYRA NEW YORK MOZART VOCAL COMPETITION- SEMIFINALIST

April was one of the three Semi-Finalists selected for the 2018 Lyra New York Mozart Vocal Competition, Opera Division. Semi-finalists were chosen by online video submission of Mozart arias.

APRIL WILL SING THE SOPRANO SOLO IN HANDEL'S MESSIAH FOR THE ANNUAL LA MASTER CHORALE MESSIAH SING ALONG AT DISNEY HALL ON DECEMBER 17TH AT 7:30 PM

For tickets please visit the website link below

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APRIL SELECTED AS AN INTERNATIONAL SEMIFINALIST IN TIER 1 FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL 2018 JAMES TOLAND VOCAL ARTS COMPETITION

From the JTVA Facebook page: We received 175 applications for our 5th annual vocal competition on June 15-16. These exceptional singers hail from 27 states and 7 foreign countries, including Austria, Canada, Chile, Germany, Russia, South Korea, and The Netherlands. 119 applications are in Tier I, 44 in Tier II, and 12 in both tiers. We have 90 sopranos, 37 mezzo-sopranos, 21 tenors, 15 baritones, 3 basses, 1 contralto, and 1 countertenor. Our preliminary panel of judges is now hard at work narrowing the field to a group of semifinalists by March 9. These will then be reviewed by a second panel and 7 finalists will be selected in each tier and invited to Oakland to compete in June.

April to play Laurey in Opera San Luis Obispo's production of Oklahoma

APRIL TO PLAY LAUREY IN OKLAHOMA WITH OPERA SAN LUIS OBISPO

To order tickets by phone, call (805) 756-4849 Mon-Sat 12-6pm!
On Mother’s Day weekend May 12 and 13 2018, cowboys, farmers, and territory folks of all kinds will burst into the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo in Opera San Luis Obispo’s new grand production of Rodgers and Hammerstein II’s classic musical Oklahoma!

APRIL WILL SING JOHANNA IN SWEENEY TODD WITH PITTSBURGH FESTIVAL OPERA

April will sing the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd with Pittsburgh Festival Opera this July.

Performances are July 7,9,15,20, and 22 at the Falk Auditorium at Winchester Thurston School

555 Morewood Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

For tickets and more information, visit http://pittsburghfestivalopera.org/

BYE BYE BIRDIE AT GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE

April will be performing the role of Gloria Rasputin in Glendale Centre Theatre's production of Bye Bye Birdie. This will be a family-friendly production for all ages, you won't want to miss out! More info, including tickets can be found at:

POPS CONCERT AT THE VINA ROBLES AMPHITHEATER

The Vina Robles Amphitheater presented "Symphony at Sunset, an evening of Americana family Pops under the stars", featuring the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra led by Brian Alhadeff, featuring April Amante and baritone Babatunde Akinboboye as soloists. Tickets are $25 - More information can be found in the pdf file here:

RECITAL AT HEARST CASTLE

April Amante and baritone Tyler Reece were accompanied by pianist John Ballerino in a concert at the Hearst Castle's IMAX Theater on Saturday May 21st. Their art songs and lieder were interspersed with a multi-media lecture about the life of Phoebe Apperson Hearst given by Leta Miller.

PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT- THE MERRY WIDOW

March 2016: Performed Mimi (Dodo) the grisette and covered the title role in Pacific Opera Project's production of "The Merry Widow", set in the old wild west. Original libretto by Josh and Kelsey Shaw.

ANOUSH THE OPERA

May 2015: April performed the role of Village Girl 2 and soprano section leader in the Lark Society's production of Armen Tigranian’s Armenian opera Anoush at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, starring Hasmik Papyan. Although not Armenian herself, April was thrilled to have the opportunity to sing in Armenian, which she had never gotten to do before! In addition, she was honored to be a part of this historical opera in this important year for the Armenian people.

FIGARO'S AMERICAN ADVENTURE WITH LOS ANGELES OPERA OUTREACH

February 2015: Performed the role of Marcellina (Soprano) in LA Opera Outreach's Demonstration Performance Tour of "Figaro's American Adventure", written by Eli and LeRoy Villanueva. It is their version of "Barber of Seville" set in Revolutionary America that tours to a variety of venues for elementary school and family audiences, including the Warner Grand Theater and Pepperdine University Center for the Arts.

 

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