Musa Ngqungwana bass-baritone

About Musa Ngqungwana

South African bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana makes his NCO and role debut in Act III from Wagner’s Siegfried
His 2019-20 season includes performances of Leporello (Don Giovanni) with Pittsburgh Opera, the King (Aida) with Houston Grand Opera, and Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) with Washington Concert Opera. He also sings Porgy (Porgy and Bess) with Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, The Atlanta Opera, and Washington National Opera.

His 2018-2019 season included performances with The Dallas Opera as Lescaut (Manon Lescaut), Grange Park Opera as Porgy, On Site Opera as Balthazar (Amahl and the Night Visitors), and Washington Concert Opera as Pytheas (Sapho). He also appeared as soloist in Bernstein’s Songfest with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and as Porgy in concert excerpts with Malmö Opera in Sweden.

During the 2017-18 season he made his house and role debut with English National Opera singing Amonasro in a new production of Aida, returned to Opera Philadelphia as Zuniga in Carmen, and reprised the role of Queequeg in Moby Dick with Pittsburgh Opera and Utah Symphony and Opera. In 2017, he returned to the Glimmerglass Festival to sing his first performances of Porgy. 

He has also appeared with Canadian Opera Company, The Philadelphia Orchestra, LA Opera, Florentine Opera, Norwegian National Opera, and Palm Beach Opera.

His memoir, Odyssey of an African Opera Singer: From Zwide Township to the World Stage, may be purchased at