Paul Gibson began singing with the Rawstorne Singers while still at secondary school and performed in all the major cathedrals in Britain. As a primary school teacher in Chorley, he became a member of Preston Opera, where roles included Escamillo in Carmen, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Don Carlos in Ernani and the title role in Macbeth.
In 2000, he joined the Chorus of Opera North. His roles with the Company include: Brander in The Damnation of Faust, Ernesto in The Thieving Magpie, Father in Hansel and Gretel and Ned Keene in Peter Grimes.
In 2009, he sang at the opening of the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds and made his debut at the Bridgewater Hall in Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast. Recently, he was the first to perform a new English translation of Sibelius’ Origin of Fire.
He has often sung as soloist with the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, including Fauré’s Requiem and Rossini’s Petit Messe Solennelle, and regularly performs solo and oratorio concerts throughout England.