July 2015: Musa Ngqungwana, featured in recital on July 4, 5 and 6, is this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner for Music. In review Jeffery Brukman of Cue Online wrote "Musa proved his mettle as a recitalist of merit..."
January 2015: This month Musa makes his company debut as Zuniga in Carmen with the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo. Performances run from January 23 through March 26, 2015.
May 2014: In May of 2015 Musa Ngqungwana will appear in Florentine Opera's prouction of Donizetti's L'Elisir D'Amore. The role of Dr. Dulcamara is one Musa has studied and performed previously to notable acclaim at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts.More
Bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana is a recent graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Since 2007 Musa's vocal promise has been recognized far and wide: in 2014 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.
Mr. Ngqungwana has a B.M. Honors in Performance (Magna Cum Laude) and a Performer's Diploma in Opera from the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town.
In the 2014/15 opera season bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana makes three notable Company Debuts; as Colline in La boheme with Washington National Opera, as Zuniga in Carmen with Norwegian National Opera, and as Dr. Dulcamara in Florentine Opera's production of L'Elisir D'Amore. See Musa's full schedule >