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 most recently made her Carnegie Hall solo debut as Mrs. Sinclair in Eric Whitacre's The Gift of the Magi for the New York City premiere with DCINY. In 2020 she made her Los Angeles Opera debut as the Solo Soprano Voice and Chorus Soloist in the world premiere of Matthew Aucoin's Eurydice. She has been the Soprano Soloist for Handel's Messiah with the Los Angeles Master Chorale twice (both performed in Walt Disney Concert Hall) and once for the Santa Barbara Choral Society in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West. April sang the Mozart Requiem Soprano Solo with the Angeles Chorale and was one of the Vocal Soloists in Dylan Mattingly's Bakkhai with Jacaranda Music for their 2022 season opener. 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 is currently working to obtain her DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) at the University of California, Santa Barbara; in May 2022 their abridged English version of Mozart's The Magic Flute traveled to New York City for New York City Opera’s ‘Opera for Kids!', in which April sang the First Lady. 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), Frasquita (Carmen), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi). She has been a featured soloist with the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra in concert at the Vina Robles Amphitheater and Opera San Luis Obispo’s Broadway by the Sea.
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 a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Candidate at UC Santa Barbara.