Oliver Gibbs – Baritone
Oliver Gibbs was born in London and originally pursued a career as an actor. He has performed many principal roles such as The Count (Le Nozze di Figaro), Coppelius (Tales of Hoffmann), Belcore (L’Elisir d’Amore), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Mustapha (Italian Girl in Algiers), Silvio (I Pagliacci), Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Captain Corcoran (H.M.S.Pinafore), Dr Bartolo (Barber of Seville), Escamillo (Carmen), Count Gil (Susanna’s Secret), Figaro (Marriage of Figaro), Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore), and Hagen (Götterdämmerung).
Last year saw him perform Alberich (Das Rheingold) and Hagen in Fulham Opera’s Ring Cycle, Abraham (Clemency) for Highbury Opera Theatre, Macbeth for Somerset Opera, Rigoletto for Opera Loki and Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) for Opera South.
He finished the year as Ford (Falstaff) for Fulham Opera.
This year has seen him as Gianni Schicchi for Fulham Opera, and he will shortly sing Rigoletto again, this time for Opera Brava, as well as Sharpless for Heritage Opera and a reprise of Ford for Fulham Opera at the Grimeborn Festival.
He is increasingly in demand as a concert artist and gave concert performances of Hunding (Die Walküre), Eugene Onegin, and his first Verdi Requiem in 2014.
This year’s concert solos have been Mozart Requiem, (Carmina Burana), and Balstrode (Peter Grimes), with Priest and Angel of Agony (The Dream of Gerontius) at St John’s, Smith Square in November.
Oliver is also a member of the extra chorus at the Royal Opera House and English National Opera.