Glasgow born tenor Michael Gibson is studying at the Royal College of Music's Opera Studio in London under the tutelage of Janis Kelly. His studies for this coming academic year are supported by the the Aldama Scholarship, the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust, the Cross Trust, the Robertson Trust and the Countess of Munster awards.
Michael had previously graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, completing a Bachelor of Education in Music, and more recently the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied under Peter Alexander Wilson. In between his studies, he continued pursuing his passion for both music and education and worked as a secondary school teacher in Glasgow for a year.
Upcoming roles include Ecclitico (Il Mondo della Luna) at the RCM Opera Studio. Recent operatic roles include Le Prince Charmant (Cendrillon) and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) at the RNCM and Tamino (The Magic Flute) in a semi-staged production at Shrewsbury School. In opera scenes he has performed as Idomeneo (Idomeneo), Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress), Fenton (Falstaff), Lyonel (Martha), Frederick (The Pirates of Penzance), Jaquino (Fidelio), Novice (Billy Budd), Anatol (Vanessa) and Fritz (L’amico Fritz).
This summer, Michael was a member of the Glyndebourne chorus for their productions of Il barbiere di Siviglia and La damnation de Faust. Last year he was a member of the 2018 Buxton International Festival Young Artist Programme, performing in the chorus of Idomeneo and Alzira.
As an oratorio and concert soloist, Michael has performed works including Mozart's Requiem and Mass in C, 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.
He has also given performances of song cycles including An die ferne geliebte, Winter Words, Ludlow and Teme and Die schöne Müllerin.