A singer of diverse talents, Nigerian American baritone, BABATUNDE AKINBOBOYE is known for his enthralling stage presence. He has performed with the LA Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Utah Opera, Opera San Jose, and Long Beach opera.
As an advocate for the performance of art song and operatic works written by African and African American composers, Akinboboye has headlined the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry awards in Lagos, Nigeria performing a fusion of opera and traditional African music and has been a featured performer at both the National Association of Negro Musicians Annual Conference, as well as the African American Art Song Alliance Conference.
His most recent performances include Private Manny Davis in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ world premiere of An American Soldier. Babatunde’s honors include being named Regional Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition and finalist in the International Eisteddfod Vocal Solo Competition in Llangollen, Wales.