Musa Nkuna

Soloist, Tenor
He was born into a family of musicians in Giyani, South Africa, on 30/7/1973. He studied singing at the University of South Africa. He did undergraduate studies in Music with James Conrad at the University of Durban-Westville (BMus awarded in 1988), graduate studies in Composition at Rhodes University (MMus awarded in 1999) and concluded his singing studies at the Conservatoire de Lausanne in Switzerland with Pierre-André Blaser. He debuted in 2001 as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) in Switzerland. He has been a tenor with the Theatre of Pforzheim (2002-2004), Cologne State Opera (2004-2008), Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon (2009-2011) and Mecklenburg State Theatre, Schwerin (2011-2012). In September 2012 he joined the Kassel National Theater, Germany. He has sung in operas, oratorios and recitals in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland. His repertory includes roles, such as Tamino (The magic flute/Die Zauberflöte), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Arbace (Idomeneo), Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Lindoro (L'italiana in Algeri), Narraboth (Salome), Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Alfredo Germont (La traviata), Walther von der Vogelweide (Tannhäuser), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Nero (Agrippina), etc. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 – The list of the productions below is complete.