British 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 Production or Performance.
She recently performed The Sandman (Hansel and Gretel) for Opera Holland Park, The Mother/ Sun (The Sapling) and at Wilderness Festival 2023 for ROH. She has also recently performed as a soloist in the UK premiere of the George Walker Mass at the Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Other 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 for the Royal Opera House.
Other projects include, Musetta (La Boheme) and Irene (Tamerlano) for English Touring Opera; Lost & Found, a collaboration with the Royal Opera and the Belgian chamber orchestra Casco Phil as part of the Europalia Arts Festival; and the evening ‘vigil’ as part of The Walk for the giant puppet Little Amal.
April is a multifaceted artist, delving into opera creation and libretto writing through her company, Aukoko. Her creative portfolio includes works such as "Moremi Ajasoro", "The Wives of Don Giovanni" at Emperor’s Gate, and "Ayanfe, a Yoruba Opera" presented at the Opera in the City Festival in London. She also champions important causes through her art, notably with the first installment of her series of children's operas addressing climate change, "Bubbles the Zebrafish & The No.8 Bus," showcased at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival in 2020.