Biography

Scottish tenor Michael Gibson is a member of the Jette Parker Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In the 22/23 season, his roles on the mainstage include Heinrich (Tannhäuser), Pong (Turandot), Gastone (La traviata) and Ruiz (Il Trovatore). In the Linbury Theatre, he will sing Male Chorus (Rape of Lucretia) in a joint production with the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme and Varo (Arminio).

 

Michael is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music's International Opera Studio, where he studied with Professor Janis Kelly and held the Aldama scholarship. Prior to this he graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, completing a Bachelor of Education in Music, and the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied for his Master of Music with Peter Alexander Wilson.  

During his studies, roles included Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Azael (L’enfant Prodigue) and Ecclitico (Il mondo della Luna) for RCM Opera Studio, and Le Prince Charmant (Cendrillon) & Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) for RNCM.

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, DichterliebeSongs of TravelWinter Words, Ludlow and Teme and Die schöne Müllerin.

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