Biography

Operatic soprano and classical crossover recording artist Jo Appleby has performed at all the major concert venues across the UK and has graced the stage  in over 30 countries world wide. The powerful beauty of her voice and her beguiling stage presence make her a compelling and unique performer.

Jo is an original member of the Sony BMG opera band “Amici Forever”. With Amici she has sung in prestigious venues worldwide, toured extensively promoting the multi platinum selling albums “Defined” and “The Opera Band” and has performed live on radio and television in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia, Europe and the USA. She has toured with Dame Shirley Bassey and with Sir Cliff Richard. Jo  features on the debut album of Sony BMG artist Joseph McManners.

Since her departure from Amici Jo has returned to her operatic roots. She is Currently a member of English National Opera and enjoys a busy concert schedule performing regularly with the Royal Philharmonic orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra. Her career is diverse. Jo has sung to Royalty including Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Charles and also to football and rugby crowds (the FA cup at Wembley and the six nations at Cardiff Millennium stadium, also mascot to Crystal Palace FC) Jo has toured Australia, Dubai and New Zealand as a soloist singing at prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House. She has toured the U.K with Calibre Productions, ‘A Night at the Opera’ with “Go Compare’s” Wynne Evans and has also shared the stage with tenor, Alfie Boe. She has also  performed at the London Palladium with comedienne Pam Anne! Jo enjoys trips on board some of the worlds most famous cruise ships. She had performed on board the QE2, the new Amsterdam and some of P&O’s finest vessels.

Clients include; Laurent Perrier, Red Bull F1 Team, Ferrari Members Club, Coca Cola, Unilever and UEFA

Operatic roles include: Musetta,‘La Boheme’, Micaela,‘Carmen’, Servillia ‘La Clemenza di Titto’, Lakme, Jano, ‘Jenufa’, countess Ceprano, Rigoletto, Phyllis and Leila, ‘Iolanthe’, Edith, “ The Pirates of Penzance. Oratorio and concert performances include, ‘Tosca’ Verdi, ‘Madam Butterfly’ Puccini, ‘La Boheme’ Puccini, ‘Requiem’  Verdi, Faure and Rutter; ‘Messiah’ Handel; ‘Stabat Mater’  Dvorak; ‘Merry England’ German; ‘Israel in Egypt’ Handel; ‘Gloria’  Poulenc.