Irish mezzo-soprano Anne Marie Gibbons made her Royal Opera debut in 2015, singing Leocadia Begbick (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) for one performance. In the 2016/17 Season she returns to sing Camila (The Exterminating Angel).
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 2004–07, singing such roles as 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 (Die Zauberflöte) for Welsh National Opera, Pippo (La gazza ladra) and Leocadia Begbick for Opera Theatre Company, Dublin.
Gibbon’s many 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, Flora (La traviata) at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Das Paradies und die Peri, Les Nuits d’été and Lola (Cavalleria rusticana) with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Her recordings include Zulma (Elvida) and Abra (Il diluvio universal) for Opera Rara.