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ABOUT APRIL

A native of Southern California, April Amante is a versatile professional singer with expertise and facility in repertoire spanning from early music to contemporary musical theater. Her strong musicianship draws her toward contemporary and modern music. 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 most recently made her Los Angeles Opera debut as the Solo Soprano Voice and Chorus Soloist in the world premiere of Matthew Aucoin's "Eurydice". She was the Soprano Soloist for Handel's "Messiah" with the Los Angeles Master Chorale last year, and for the Messiah Sing Along the previous year, both performed in Walt Disney Concert Hall.  April played the role of Mrs. Sinclair in the world premiere of Eric Whitacre's mini-opera "The Gift of the Magi" at Walt Disney Concert Hall at the 2019 Los Angeles Master Chorale's Festival of Carols concert. 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), and the title role in La Périchole. 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. She currently studies with Isabel Bayrakdarian.