A native of Southern California, April Amante is a versatile professional singer performing solo and choral repertoire spanning from early music to contemporary musical theater. Her strong musicianship draws her toward new/ contemporary music, and additionally she has always had a passion for musical theater. Five-time Grammy award winner, John Corigliano (The Ghosts of Versailles, The Red Violin, Symphony No. 2) once described Amante’s singing as “beautiful [with …] a long line and a beautiful sound …”
April currently sings with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the LA Opera Chorus. She was most recently the Soprano Soloist for the LA Master Chorale's Messiah Sing Along in Disney Hall. She has performed and covered mainstage roles with Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Opera San Luis Obispo, Pacific Opera Project, and the Los Angeles Opera Outreach Program. Favorite roles performed include Laurey (Oklahoma), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), First Lady (Die Zauberfllöte), Frasquita (Carmen), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Valencienne (The Merry Widow), the title role in La Périchole, Drusilla (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Polly Peachum (The Threepenny Opera), and Gloria Rasputin (Bye Bye Birdie). She has been a featured soloist with the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra in concert at the Vina Robles Amphitheater, Opera SLO’s Broadway by the Sea, The Astoria Music Festival, Songfest in Malibu, The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Music on Argyle, the UCLA Faculty Recital series, and Classical Music Encounters of Orange County
In addition to her performance credits, April was most recently a semi-finalist in the Loren L. Zachary Opera Competition, as well as the Lyra New York Mozart Vocal Competition 2018 (Opera Category), the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition 2018, and in the 29th International Nuits Lyriques de Marmande Competition 2017 in Marmande, France. She was the winner of the 42nd Annual American Educators of Italian Origin United (AEIOU) Opera Competition in 2012, a finalist in the 36th Annual Carmel Music Society Vocal Competition, and a finalist in the NATS National Musical Theater Competition in 2014. April received a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) magna cum laude in Vocal Performance from California State University-Northridge and a Master of Music (MM) from the University of Arizona.