Biography

Glasgow born tenor Michael Gibson is studying at the Royal College of Music's Opera Studio under the tutelage of Janis Kelly. He is an Aldama scholar and is supported by the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust, the Dewar Arts Awards, the Cross Trust, the Robertson Trust and Help Musicians' UK. 

 

Michael 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 completed his Master's under Peter Alexander Wilson. 

 

Recent roles include 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), Idomeneo (Idomeneo), Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress), Fenton (Falstaff), Frederick (The Pirates of Penzance), Jaquino (Fidelio), Novice (Billy Budd), Anatol (Vanessa) and Le Chevalier (Dialogues des carmélites).

 

In 2019, Michael was a member of the Glyndebourne chorus for their productions of Il barbiere di Siviglia and La damnation de Faust and he reached the semi-final of the Grange Festival International singing competition. 

As an oratorio and concert soloist, Michael has performed works including Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, 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.