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.
An in-demand concert soloist, Michael has performed with both the LSO and LPO and is a Making Music Phillip and Dorothy Green Young Artist. Performed works include Mozart 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.
He has also given performances of song cycles including An die ferne geliebte, Dichterliebe, Songs of Travel, Winter Words, Ludlow and Teme and Die schöne Müllerin.