NNAMDI NWANKWO is a second year master's student in voice performance and pedagogy, studying under John Seesholtz. Some of his recent operatic credits include Schunard in "La Bohème" (Boulder Opera), Vater in "Hansel and Gretel", Count Almaviva in "Le nozze di Figaro", Harry Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life", and Guglielmo in "Così fan tutte." A native of Houston, Texas, he was also a member and soloist with Bach Society Houston. As a director, Nwankwo made his debut in 2018 directing the world premiere of "Ricardo and Julia," a new play by Houston playwright Nick Pinelli. He received his BA in theatrical performance and directing from Stephen F. Austin State University, with a minor in music. Nwankwo would like to thank his wife, Jacqueline, for being the supportive and encouraging partner she is.