Francesca Chiejina


"This young soprano has the most amazing voice – rich, warm, even through it’s range and matched with very strong technique."

LietoFine London

"Nigeria's rising soprano who's knocking down barriers"

Nigerian Daily Times

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American soprano Francesca Chiejina is currently a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists’ Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She previously studied at the University of Michigan with Martha Sheil and James Paterson, and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Sue McCulloch.

Chiejina’s roles at the Royal Opera House this season include the Voice from Heaven Don Carlo and Ines Il trovatore, in addition to singing the soprano solos in Gorecki’s Third Symphony with the Royal Ballet for the world premiere of a new work by renowned choreographer Crystal Pite. She also covers Ifigenia Oreste (at Wilton’s Music Hall), Antonia Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Giannetta L’elisir d’amore and Arbate Mitridate, re di Ponto.

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