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Musa Ngqungwana, South African Bass-Baritone

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Philadelphia, PA: Musa's newly-published autobiography, Odyssey of an African Opera Singer: From Zwide Township to the World Stage, is now available for purchase and digital download (Kindle edition) and on October 24, 2014 will be released in wide distribution in paperback-form.

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Musa to make Company Debut with Florentine Opera

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.

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Musa to make Company Debut with Norwegian National Opera

April 2014: In the 2014/15 opera season Musa appears as Zuniga in Carmen with the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo. This will be his company debut. Performances are December 8, 2014 and February 7, 2015.

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Musa to make Company Debut with Washington National Opera

March 2014: This coming opera season
Musa Ngqungwana will make his Washington National Opera company debut as Colline in La boheme. Performances are November 2, 5, 8, 10, 13 and 15, 2014.


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Musa Ngqungwana is a recent graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where in the 2013/14 season he appeared as Dottor Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Prince Gremin and Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin and Sancho Pança in Massenet's Don Quichotte.

Since 2007 Musa's vocal promise has been recognized far and wide and in 2013 alone he has been awarded as a 2013 Grand Finals Winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the fourth prize winner of the 2013 Licia Albanese/Puccini International Vocal Competition and honored as the 2013 Apollo Music Trust recipient.

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.

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In the 2014/15 opera season bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana will make 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 >