Headshot of Mark Gibbs, Viola, ENO Orchestra

Mark Gibbs


When did you join?
I joined the orchestra in May 2022.

Favourite ENO opera?
I saw Peter Grimes back in 2014 and thought everything about it – the music, singing, staging- was incredible.

Best ENO moment?
The opening night of Valkyrie last year. 

How did you start?
I started playing the violin aged 6, which I quite enjoyed. I then saw the light and changed to the viola aged 10- I fell in love with it straight away!

Passion outside of opera?
I’m a huge football fan and a lifelong Manchester United supporter! I also love studying maps and enjoy learning languages – I can speak some German and a tiny bit of Czech.

Last updated: 26th October 2022