Soprano / >emerging artist<
Young Irish soprano Aoife Gibney was an opera studio member at Staatsoper Stuttgart from 2017 until 2019 performing Musetta La Bohème, Frau Silberklang Der Schauspieldirektor, Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro, Papagena Die Zauberflöte, Sandmännchen/ Taumännchen Hänsel und Gretel, 2.2 Blumenmädchen Parsifal, Ernestine in Offenbach’s Salon Pitzelberger, 1. Ancella in Cherubini’s Medea, Strawberry-Seller in Britten’s Death in Venice. She jumped in at short notice as Musetta at Staatstheater Braunschweig and as Cupido at Nationaltheater Mannheim. In the 2017/2018 season she sang the leading role of Xiao-Han at the German premiere of Christian Jost’s Heart Sutra in cooperation with Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern and Théâtre National du Luxembourg.
In recent seasons Aoife Gibney sang Musetta La Bohème and Sophie Werther at Staatsoper Stuttgart. At Bayerische Staatsoper she appeared as 2.2 Blumenmädchen Parsifal. With TOBS Biel Solothurn she did her role debuts as Marie La fille du régiment and Giulietta I Capuleti ed i Montecchi. With Blackwater Valley Opera Festival in Ireland she performed Norina Don Pasquale and Euridice Orfeo ed Euridice. Her concert repertoire includes Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium, Johannes-Passion, Matthäus-Passion, Brahms‘ Ein deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Händel‘s Israel in Egypt, Messiah, among others with the Dublin Bach Singers and the Orchestra St. Cecilia.
Aoife Gibney obtained her Bachelor’s degree from DIT Conservatory in Dublin in the class of Stephen Wallace. From 2015 until 2016 she studied with Patricia MacMahon in Glasgow and from 2016 in the Master programme at HfMDK Frankfurt in the class of Hedwig Fassbender. In student productions she sang Contessa Le nozze di Figaro and the title role in Händel’s Alcina. She has participated in masterclasses with Andreas Scholl, Bernarda Fink, Antonio Pappano, Pamela Bullock and Julia Faulkner within the Britten-Pears Young Artist Program. She won the Gervase Elwes prize 2016/ RDS Music Bursary and the Michael McNamara Gold Medal for Outstanding Performance DIT.