Irish mezzo-soprano Anne Marie Gibbons made her Royal Opera debut in 2015, singing Leocadia Begbick (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny). She has since returned to sing Camila (The Exterminating Angel) and Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte). In the 2018/19 Season she sings Hostess of the Inn (Boris Godunov).
Gibbons grew up in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. She studied psychology at University College Dublin and the University of London, and singing at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music. She was a Company Principal with ENO 2004–7, her roles including Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Anna (The Trojans at Carthage) and Ascanius (The Trojans), Ino (Semele), Sister Mathilde (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado), Flora Bervoix (La traviata), Bacchis (La Belle Hélène), Nero (Agrippina), Kasturbai (Satyagraha) and Annio (La clemenza di Tito). Other engagements include Page (Salome) for State Opera of Southern Australia, David (Saul) for the Buxton Festival, Rosmira (Partenope) for Les Azuriales Festival, the title roles of Ariodante and Teseo for English Touring Opera, Second Lady for Welsh National Opera and Pippo (La gazza ladra) and Leocadia Begbick for Opera Theatre Company, Dublin.
Gibbon’s concert performance include Mozart's Requiem in Madrid, the?St Matthew Passion?for the Lausanne Festival, David for Versailles Handel Festival, Siegrune and Gutrune (Der Ring des Nibelungen) at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Anna (Maria Stuarda) at Cadogan Hall and Alexander Nevsky, Das Paradies und die Peri and Les Nuits d’été with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Her recordings include Zulma (Elvida) and Abra (Il diluvio universal) for Opera Rara.