ENO Innocent Masuku, Tenor

Innocent Masuku


Innocent Masuku is a South African operatic tenor, born in Secunda, Mpumalanga in 1990. He has received various accolades including a Merit award in the 2019 SAMRO competition, a Drake Calleja trust award, sponsorship by The Tillet Trust fund, The Oppenheimer International Scholarship, and The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Study Award.

He is an ENO Harewood Artist.

Currently for ENO: Count Almaviva in Barber of Seville 

Previously for ENO: Remendado Carmen; Gastone The Dead City; The Son Blue (Cover); Leonard Meryll The Yeomen of the Guard; The Spirit of the Masque Gloriana

At ENO we are committed to nurturing talent for the future of opera. Our Harewood Artists programme enables exceptionally talented British and British-trained singers, like Innocent, to perform with a major opera company while receiving specialist coaching, support and guidance for 2-3 years.

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Career Highlights

He is a former studio member of the Cape Town opera where he made his first public performance as Crabman in a production of Porgy and Bess set in Argentina. Other recent roles include Borsa in Rigoletto, Tamino in The Magic Flute and Porgy and Bess.

He has performed in master classes led by Maestro Kamal Khan and Willard White. He has performed alongside Eric Owens and other top billed artists in a production of Porgy and Bess presented by ENO and Dutch National Opera.

He took part in the 2022 Glyndebourne Festival as chorus member.

Last updated: 7th February 2024