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Vocalists

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

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South African bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana has been praised by the New York Times for his "rich, glowing voice and elegant legato." This season, Mr. Ngqungwana makes his house and role debut with English National Opera singing Amonasro in a new production of Aida. He returns to Opera Philadelphia as Zuniga in Carmen, and reprises the role of Queequeg in Moby Dick with Pittsburgh Opera and Utah Opera. In summer 2017, he returned to the Glimmerglass Festival to sing his first performances of Porgy in Porgy and Bess. Last season he . . .

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