Musa Ngqungwana

— Bass-Baritone

"Like the deep voiced Russians and Finns before him, we will soon be learning to pronounce his name: Musa Ngqungwana. His ample and rich voice sounds ready for any stage, and rouses the imagination to consider how he would sound in the major roles of the repertoire."
GB Opera

"Strassberger deployed another high-quality bass, Musa Ngqungwana, as upstager in chief: his High Priest - coiffed to evoke early Bayreuth Mime photos - scuttled around incessantly on canes like a deranged Babylonian Grand Inquisitor."
Opera News

"There were an unusual number of low male voices at this year’s auditions, with the standouts including the 28-year-old South African bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana, who impressed with a rich, glowing voice and elegant legato in his two selections, particularly 'Vi ravviso' from Bellini’s 'Sonnambula"
The New York Times


South African bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana has been praised by the New York Times for his "rich, glowing voice and elegant legato."

In Mr. Ngqungwana’s 2018-2019 season , he returns to Dallas Opera as Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, returns to the UK as Porgy in Porgy and Bess with Grange Park Opera, and will be heard as Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors with On Site Opera. On the concert stage, he debuts the role of Pytheas in Gounod’s rarely performed Sapho with Washington Concert Opera, is . . .

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