South African Bass-Baritone


Musa Sings with Utah and Pittsburgh Operas in Moby Dick

January 2018: Musa reprises the role of Queequeg in productions of Jake Heggie's Moby Dick at both Utah Opera (January 2018) and Pittsburgh Opera (March 2018). Visit utahopera.org and pittsburghopera.org for more information.



Musa Debuts at English National Opera in Aida

September 2017: Musa makes his debut at ENO as Amonasro in Aida with sixteen performances from September 28 to December 2. Visit ENO.org for full details and dates.



Musa Makes Title Role Debut in Porgy and Bess

June 2017: Musa makes his debut in the title role of the Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York. Soprano Talise Trevigne performs opposite Musa in the role of Bess.





A native of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana 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.”  

He has performed the title role in The Glimmerglass Festival’s production of Porgy and Bess, Amonasro in Aida with English National Opera,​and Angelotti in Tosca with the Canadian Opera Company, in addition to debuts at The Glimmerglass Festival as Gottardo in La gazza ladra,​at Los Angeles Opera as Queequeg in Moby Dick, at both the Norwegian National Opera and Palm Beach Opera as Zuniga in Carmen, at Dallas Opera in the company’s production of Eugene Onegin, where he also performed the role of Queequeg in Moby Dick, and at Washington National Opera as Colline in La bohème, where he also sang the role of Stephen Kumalo in Lost in the Stars. Read Musa's full biography here >