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Bass-Baritone Musa Ngqungwana on WRTI!

South African bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana

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Musa Ngqungwana in LA Opera's 2015 production of MOBY-DICK.

The Philadelphia region is rich with music schools training the next generation of artists. South-African bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana, a 2014 graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts, and a 2013 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, stands out and already has a busy international performance schedule.

Listen to Musa this Saturday, August 6th at 1 pm on WRTI! He's singing the role of Queequeg in Jake Heggie's opera, MOBY-DICK, a production of LA Opera.

WRTI’s Susan Lewis speaks with Musa about his career thus far, and the road ahead.


Musa Ngqungwana's in-depth conversation with WRTI's Susan Lewis in 2014.

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.