Musa, an alumnus of UCT (BMus Hons Performance, with distinction), is a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He won the Grand Finals Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2013 and was nominated for a number of prestigious awards in 2014, including the Marian Anderson Prize and the NYC Opera Index Cesare Santeremo/Campbell Award. Musa, a bass-baritone, was selected as the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist (Music) and made three company debuts – with the Washington National Opera (La Boheme), Norwegian National Opera (Carmen) and Florentine Opera (L’Ellsir D’Amore) – that year. He has also authored a book ‘Odyssey of an African Opera Singer: From Zwide Township to the World Stage’.
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