Biography

Scottish tenor Michael Gibson 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. In September this year he will join the Jette Parker Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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 studied for his Master of Music with Peter Alexander Wilson.  

Operatic roles include cover Bajazet (Tamerlano) for The Grange Festival, cover Sellem (The Rake’s Progress) for Glyndebourne tour, 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, 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.

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