British-Nigerian soprano April Koyejo-Audiger is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Royal College of Music. She is a former Link Artist (2019–20) and Jette Parker Anniversary Company Artist (2021–22) for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; her performances there include Barena in the Olivier Award-winning production of Jenufa, which won her the 2022 Black British Theatre Award for Best Opera Performance.
She also recently performed as soloist in the UK premiere of the George Walker Mass at the Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and recent roles also include Pamina (The Magic Flute) for Welsh National Opera, the Lady-in-Waiting (Macbeth), Anna in Daniele Abbado’s production of Nabucco, Parasha (Mavra), as well as Zemfira (Aleko) in the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Celebration, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.
Other recent projects include Irene (Tamerlano) for English Touring Opera; Lost & Found, a collaboration between the Royal Opera and the Belgian chamber ensemble Casco Phil as part of the Europalia Arts Festival; and the evening ‘vigil’ as part of The Walk for the giant puppet Little Amal, highlighting the plight of refugees.
Past engagements include; Musetta (La bohème) for English Touring Opera, and Strawberry Woman (Porgy and Bess) for Theater an der Wien and Sandman (Hansel and Gretel) for Opera Holland Park.