Merryn Gamba studied at the RNCM and was twice awarded a major scholarship from the Dame Eva Turner Fund for Potential Dramatic Sopranos. She now studies with Dinah Harris.
Recent roles include Poulenc's La Voix Humaine for Grimeborn Festival, Aurora in Galuppi's Il Mondo alla Roversa - New Chamber Opera, Dorabella in Humanitas Culture's Seductive Vignettes, an arrangement of Mozart scenes, the premiere of the role of Petra in Tom Young's new Exhibopera at the Mediatheque in Perpignan, Anita in West Side Story - Pimlico Opera, Mandane in Arne’s Artaxerxes – New Chamber Opera, Heloise Offenbach’s Blue Beard and cover Minnie Fanciulla del West - Grange Park Opera, Leonora Forza del Destino - White Horse Opera, First Lady, Magic Flute - English Pocket Opera, Amelia (Cover), Simon Boccanegra - Opera UK, Frasquita Carmen - Opera Brava, Elvira Don Giovanni - Opera by Definition, First Lady Die Zauberflöte - Longborough Festival, Jenny The Beggar's Opera and Scat Girl in Trouble in Tahiti - Opera Project, First Lady, Magic Flute - Opera by Definition, Miss Jessell Turn of the Screw -RNCM, Frasquinella La Perichole - Buxton Festival Opera.
Oratorio and concert work includes performances of Verdi's Requiem, Mendlessohn's Elijah, Dvorak's Stabat Mater, Te Deum and Mass in D, Mozart's Requiem, Tippett's Spirituals, Lambert's Rio Grande, Rutter's Mass of the Children, Karl Jenkins Requiem, Luis Bacalov's Misa Tango, Honneggar's King David, Mahler's 4th Symphony, Berlioz Nuits D'Ete, Strauss Four Last Songs, Villa Lobos Bachianas Brasilieras 5, for groups such as BBC Philharmonic, CBSO Cellos, Buxton Festival, BBC Radio 3 and choral societies up and down the country.
In the world of contemporary music she has performed Hallgrimmson’s opera Die Wält der Zwischefälle with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra under Andre de Ridder, Raising Sparks under James MacMillan for the Sounds New Festival, MacMillan’s Parthenogenesis and Raising Sparks for BBC Radio 3, Tippett's Byzantium with the Slovenian Radio Orchestra in Ljubljana, an experimental opera project Starf**cker by composer John Avery in association with Opera North, Hadewijch in Andriessen's De Materie at the Cheltenham Festival, Magd in Sancta Susanna with the BBC Philharmonic and Riot Woman in Turnage's Greek. Merryn can be heard as the solo soprano on the Chandos CD of Vaughan Williams’ Scott of the Antarctic.