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Musa Ngqungwana

Bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana, a native of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, has been praised by The New York Times for his “rich, glowing voice and elegant legato,” and by The Wall Street Journal as “a powerful bass-baritone.” His concert work has included featured performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra; with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Bernstein’s Songfest on its Opening Night concert; and as Pythéas in Sapho with the Washington Concert Opera, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, U.S. Naval Academy, and at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa. Musa graduated with Honors in Performance (First Class) from the University of Cape Town and is also a graduate of the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia. He is the author of Odyssey of an African Opera Singer, which was published in South Africa by Penguin Random House.

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