Saturday, 20th May 2023
April Koyejo-Audiger, soprano
Kamilla Arku, piano
Mue Yomanh Bendu - Hawa Daisy Moore
3 Yoruba songs - Ayo Bankole
III. Já ìtànná t’ó ntàn
Hold Fast to Dreams - Florence Price
To the dark virgin -Florence Price
Fantasie Negre - Florence Price
Lya ni wura - Yoruba song
Ne Nkansu - Fred Onovwerosuoke
African Suite - Nkeiru Okoye
Dancing Barefoot in the Rain
I wouldn’t normally say - Errollyn Wallen
I am Moses - Nkeiru Okoye
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Artists & Performers!
British-Nigerian soprano April Koyejo-Audiger is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Royal College of Music. She is a former 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 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 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) and Musetta (La Boheme) 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, highlighting the plight of refugees.
Her future engagements include Pamina in (The Magic Flute) Welsh National Opera and The Sandman (Hansel and Gretel) with Opera Holland Park.