Jo Oparamanuike studied Master of Music Opera and Post Graduate Diploma in Performance (Singing) under the tutelage of Scott Johnson at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) through the support of the RCS Trust Fund’s Scholarship. He also holds Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) in Singing, Associated Board of Royal School
of Music (DipABRSM) in Vocal Teaching and Chemical Engineering. Currently, he is studying Choral Conducting at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
Before moving to the United States of America, he was the Opera Head at the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON), Singing/Opera Teacher at the MTNF/MUSON Diploma School of Music and the founder of Comic Opera House (COH) in Nigeria.
He has sung the following roles: Ernesto Don Pasquale, Guillaume Tell Gretry’s Guillaume Tell, Count Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rodolfo La Boheme, Tonio La Fille Du Regiment, Tamino and Monostatos Die Zauberflöte, Nemorino L’Elisir D’Amore, Prunier La Rondine, Tito La Clemenza di Tito and Iro Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria. He has also studied Alfredo La
Traviata a cover.
He conducted and directed Die Fledermaus, Don Giovanni, The Yeomen of the Guard, Magic Flute, Patience with piano accompaniment and many other works.
Jo performed at the 2014 Commonwealth Week as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Game in the presence of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, The Duke of Edinburgh. He sang several concerts in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, England, Scotland, China, Hong Kong and Brazil with Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Choir and Chorakademie