Born and raised in Southern California, April Amante is a versatile soprano with expertise and facility in repertoire spanning from early music to contemporary musical theater.
April made her LA Opera debut as the Solo Soprano Voice and Chorus Soloist in the world premiere of Matthew Aucoin's "Eurydice" in January 2020. She sang First Lady in an abridged English version of Mozart’s Magic Flute with the cast of UC Santa Barbara for New York City Opera’s ‘Opera for Kids!’ in May 2022. She was the Soprano Soloist for Handel's "Messiah" with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2019, for the Messiah Sing Along the previous year, (both performed in Walt Disney Concert Hall), and also for the Santa Barbara Choral Society’s "Messiah" in 2021 at Hahn 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 and First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Frasquita (Carmen), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi).
April received a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Vocal Performance from CSU Northridge, a Master of Music (M.M.) from the University of Arizona and is currently obtaining her Doctor of Musical Arts from UC Santa Barbara.