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Nnamdi Nwankwo

Nnamdi Nwankwo

Nnamdi Nwankwo is a Colorado-based opera singer, actor, and director. A versatile performer, he has performed in various genres of performance like operas, stage plays, film and voiceover. Recent engagements include Count Almaviva in "Le nozze di Figaro" and Harry Bailey in Jake Heggie’s "It’s a Wonderful Life," both with Eklund Opera. Nwankwo has made appearances with Opera in the Heights in Houston, most notably as the Second Armored Man in their production of "Die Zauberflöte." He has also made appearances with several Houston-based opera startups like Operativo Houston and Rec Room Arts. As a soloist, he has made several appearances with Bach Society Houston. As a director, Nwankwo directed the world premiere of "Ricardo and Julia," a new play by Houston playwright Nick Pinelli. He is currently the assistant director with Eklund Opera under the direction of Leigh Holman. Nwankwo holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatrical performance with a minor in vocal performance from Stephen F. Austin State University and is currently working on his Master of Music in vocal performance and pedagogy at the University of Colorado Boulder under the teaching of John Seesholtz. Nwankwo hopes to use his experiences in both the arts and life to advocate for more access to the arts for underprivileged communities.