INTRODUCTION

Scottish tenor Michael Gibson is in his second year as a member of the Jette Parker Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He is a lyric tenor of beautiful, effortless, free sound projection and good intonation.

RECENT AND FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS

Michael’s roles at the Royal Opera House in season 23/24 include Borsa/Rigoletto, Young Servant/Elektra, Normanno/Lucia di Lamermoor, and Pong/Turandot in the ROH’s 2024 tour of Japan.

Further future engagements include Jaquino/Fidelio and Pong/Turandot at the ROH Covent Garden.

In the 22/23 season, his mainstage roles at the ROH included Heinrich/Tannhäuser, Pong/Turandot, Gastone/La Traviata and Ruiz/Il Trovatore, and in the Linbury Theatre, Male Chorus/The Rape of Lucretia and Varo/Arminio.

BIOGRAPHY

Michael Gibson is a graduate of the Royal College of Music’s International Opera Studio, where he held the Aldama scholarship. Before 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.

An in-demand concert soloist, Michael has performed as a soloist with both the LSO and LPO and is a Making Music Phillip and Dorothy Green Young Artist 21-23. He has given performances of song cycles including An die ferne geliebte, Dichterliebe, Songs of Travel, Winter Words, Ludlow and Teme and Die schöne Müllerin. Michael has also participated in masterclasses with artists including Sir Thomas Allen, Lisette Oropesa, and Sir Antonio Pappano.

AUDIO

Michael Gibson – Recital Recording in Nov. 2023 (w. David Gowland at the piano)

Michael Gibson – Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann (rec. at the Royal Opera House Crush Room, Feb. 2023)

VIDEO

Michael Gibson – Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart – Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (Nov. 2023)

Michael Gibson – Eugene Onegin by P.I. Tchaikovsky – Lensky’s aria (Nov. 2023)

Michael Gibson – Roméo et Juliette by C. Gounod – Ah! leve-toi, soleil! (Hinde Street Church, London, Jun. 2022)

Michael Gibson – Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart – Il mio tesoro intanto (Nov. 2023)

Michael Gibson – The Rape of Lucretia by B. Britten – Ride to Rome (Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Nov. 2022)

REVIEWS

Jette Parker Summer Showcase, July 2023

“…it was Gibson who most effectively disappeared into his roles. From the hot-headed Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi through the romance of Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz (the Cherry Duet afforded him a delightful moment with (Sarah) Dufresne) to the comic pleasures of his Nemorino, the young tenor was a chameleon-like presence…”

– Marc Valencia, Opera Magazine

Arminio by G.F. Handel at the Linbury Teatre, Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Apr. 2023)

“Tenor Michael Gibson certainly made his mark in the role of the general, Varo…here he used his ardent, effortlessly produced tenor voice to breathtaking effect.”

– Keith McDonnell, Music OMH

Turandot by G. Puccini at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Mar. 2023)

“Hansung Yoo’s role in Ping…is ably matched and supported by Aled Hall and Michael Gibson, Pang, and Pong, respectively, whose sweet tenor voices blend well, producing fine harmony and interaction. Gibson, particularly, displayed great physicality in this role.”

– Mike Hardy, operawire.com

The Rape of Lucretia by B. Britten at the Linbury Teatre, Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Nov. 22)

“Outstanding in this remarkably strong cast are Anne Marie Stanley as dark-toned Lucretia and Michael Gibson as a mellifluous Male Chorus.”

– Steven Pritchard, The Observer

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