Biography

Scottish tenor Michael Gibson is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music's International Opera Studio, where he held the Aldama scholarship. He previously graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, completing a Bachelor of Education in Music, and the Royal Northern College of Music, where he completed his Masters.  

 

Recent roles include Tamino (Die Zauberflöte - cancelled by Covid-19), Azael (L'enfant Prodigue), Ecclitico (Il mondo della Luna) at the RCM Opera Studio and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) at the RNCM. In  scenes he has performed as Roméo (Roméo et Juliette), Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress), Fenton (Falstaff), Jaquino (Fidelio), Novice (Billy Budd), Anatol (Vanessa) and Le Chevalier (Dialogues des carmélites).

Michael has been a member of the Glyndebourne chorus during the 2021 season, and looks forward to returning for the Glyndebourne tour this Autumn, where he will also cover Sellem in The Rake's Progress

Michael was a runner-up in the 2021 Clonter Opera Prize, and is a Making  Music Phillip and Dorothy Green Young Artist. He has participated in public masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen, Susan McCulloch & Sir Graham Vick. 

An in-demand concert soloist, Michael has performed works including Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Bach's St John Passion and B Minor Mass, Finzi's Dies Natalis and  Puccini's Messa di Gloria.

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He has also given performances of song cycles including An die ferne geliebte, Winter Words, Ludlow and Teme and Die schöne Müllerin.

Michael's studies were generously supported by the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust, the Cross Trust, the Dewar Arts Awards, the Robertson Trust and Help Musicians' UK.