Jo Appleby is an accomplished operatic soprano and classical crossover recording artist, known for her powerful voice and captivating stage presence. She has performed at renowned concert venues across the UK and in over 30 countries worldwide.
As an original member of the Sony BMG opera band “Amici Forever,” Jo has toured extensively, promoting the multi-platinum selling albums “Defined” and “The Opera Band.” She has also performed live on radio and television in numerous countries, including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia, Europe, and the USA. During her time with Amici Forever, Jo toured with Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Cliff Richard, and features on the debut album of Sony BMG artist Joseph McManners.
After leaving Amici Forever, Jo returned to her operatic roots performing at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne festival opera and most recently with the English National Opera. She enjoys a busy concert schedule, performing regularly with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra. She has performed on stage with tenor Alfie Boe, with “Go Compare’s” Wynne Evans, and at the London Palladium with comedienne Pam Anne. She has also been a featured performer on some of the world’s most famous cruise ships, including the QE2, the New Amsterdam, and various P&O vessels.
Her career is diverse, having performed for royalty, as well as at major sporting events such as the FA Cup at Wembley and the Six Nations at Cardiff Millennium Stadium. She has also toured Australia, Dubai, and New Zealand as a soloist, singing at prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House.
Eteemed clients include: Laurent Perrier, Red Bull F1 Team, Ferrari Members Club, Coca Cola, Unilever, The Savoy Hotel London, P&O, Cunard, PepsiCo and UEFA.
Jo has played a variety of operatic roles throughout her career, including Musetta in “La Boheme,” Michaela in “Carmen,” Servillia in “La Clemenza di Tito,” Lakme, Jano in “Jenufa,” Countess Ceprano in “Rigoletto,” Phyllis and Leila in “Iolanthe,” and Edith in “The Pirates of Penzance.” Her oratorio and concert performances include works by Verdi, Puccini, Handel, Faure, Rutter, Dvorak, German, and Poulenc, among others.