July / August 2016: Musa makes his role and company debut at The Glimmerglass Festival as Gottardo in The Thieving Magpie with performances from July 16 to August 25, 2016.More
April 2016: Musa heads to Florida for performances with Gulfshore Opera as Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love on April 15 and 17.
February 2016: Musa performs in Washington National Opera's production of "Lost in the Stars" with performances from February 12 - 20 at the Kennedy Center.
Bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana has been praised by the New York Times for his "rich, glowing voice and elegant legato." He is a native of native of Port Elizabeth, South Africa and a graduate of the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
Since 2007 Musa's vocal promise has been recognized far and wide: in 2014 alone Mr. Ngqungwana was nominated for the Marian Anderson Award at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Musa is also the 2014 winner of the Cesare Santeremo/Dr.Campbell Award from Opera Index in NYC and a third prize winner of the Giulio Gari and Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competitions. He was also the 2013 Grand Finals Winner of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Musa's full biography can be read here >