Biography & Media

Maria singing ‘Les Berceaux’ by Gabriel Fauré. Piano: Lydia Newlands
OF LIFE AND LOVE AND DANCE
De la vie, de l’amour et de la danse
  • Les gars qui vont à la fête

    Composer: Francis Poulenc / Poet: Maurice Fombeure / Soprano: Maria Margiotta / Piano: Lydia Newlands / Sound: Mark Rogers

  • V. Violon

    Composer: Francis Poulenc / Poet: Louise de Vilmorin / Soprano: Maria Margiotta / Piano: Lydia Newlands / Sound: Mark Rogers

  • Chanson d’amour

    Composer: Gabriel Fauré / Poet: Armand Silvestre / Soprano: Maria Margiotta / Piano: Lydia Newlands / Sound: Mark Rogers

  • Qu’ici-bas Toute Àme

    Composer: Gabriel Fauré / Poet: Victor Hugo / Soprano: Maria Margiotta / Mezzo-Soprano: Rose Bellingham / Piano: Lydia Newlands / Sound: Mark Rogers

  • Après Un Revê

    Composer: Gabriel Fauré / Poet: Romain Bussine / Soprano: Maria Margiotta / Piano: Lydia Newlands / Sound: Mark Rogers

  • Le Papillon et la Fleur

    Composer: Gabriel Fauré / Poet: Victor Hugo / Soprano: Maria Margiotta / Piano: Lydia Newlands / Sound: Mark Rogers

  • Au Bord du L’eau

    Composer: Gabriel Fauré / Poet: Sully Prudhomme / Soprano: Maria Margiotta / Piano: Lydia Newlands / Sound: Mark Rogers

  • Tarantelle

    Composer: Gabriel Fauré / Poet: Marc Monier / Soprano: Maria Margiotta / Mezzo-Soprano: Rose Bellingham / Piano: Lydia Newlands / Sound: Mark Rogers



Listen to samples of my vocals across a range of song genres including opera, music theatre, jazz, folk, Cajun and contemporary:

Extracts of arias by Bellini, Dvorjak, Mozart, Britten, Weill and Sondheim.
Extracts of Jazz, Folk and Contemporary.
Duet extract for Asian contemporary songs album.

Extracts of voice over samples for commercials, documentaries, drama and storytelling

Voice reel
American accent 1
American accent 2


Peruse my CV which gives details of teaching and performing work.


Solo and ensemble singing performances include:

  • Principal character, Post-WW1 Poetry, Prose & Music, (TV’s Young Voices producer) John Denby, MD Ben Driver, Richmond (Nov 11, 2018)
  • Soloist, Love & Dreams European Classical Art Songs Concert at Lauderdale House (Sept 2018)
  • Soloist, Bacarach songs for cabaret performance of ‘What The World Needs Now’ with Ross Lorraine and Francis Haines on piano and Carl Orr on guitar, at Love & Dye, West Wimbledon (Sept 2018)
  • Soprano, Amici Cantabile Quintet, MD Lydia Newlands, at Barnes Arts Theatre and concert venues in London (2014-April 2018)
  • West London Voices concerts, MD Jonathan Cohen (2013-2016)
  • London Borough of Richmond 100th anniversary of WW1 Fest (2015)
  • Head Dressmaker/Chorus, Rossini’s Cinderella, directed by Keith Cheetham, 2×2 Opera Company(2012)
  • Opera singing wife, Go Compare.com commercial, directed by Graham Rose (2011)
  • Soloist/co-producer/director Konflict Kabaret (revue of songs, scenes from plays and poetry on the theme of Conflict) Culture Café, Rose Theatre (2010)
  • A journey with Lady Emma Hamilton and Nelson – directed by historian Mary Joan Reilly) for University of the Third Age and history societies (2009)
  • Recital of Classical European Popular Songs, English Heritage Open Day, Taplow Court (2009)
  • Principal Character, Songs That Struck A Chord – a revue of Hanns Eisler songs, Arts Festival (2008)
  • Singer/traveller. Wonderful Sound, MD Stuart Wood. directed by Heather Davies, Royal Albert Hall (2007)
  • Soloist Jazz and Opera – accompanied by pianist Yevgenny Kissin private function (2007)
  • Pacquette, Candide, directed by Saffron Powers, Arts Festival (with Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera and Glyndebourne soloists) (2006)
  • Editor’s Assistant & Chorus, World in My Pocket, directed by Saffron Powers, Arts Festival to raise funds for UNHCR (2005)
  • Soprano May Choir – Madrigals Arts Festivals and Interfaith concert in Greenwich Park (1996-99)
  • Recital on ‘Death’ Brunel University (1997)
  • Soloist/producer/co-director Opera cabaret (piano accompanist David Wickham) corporate functions (1996)
  • 2nd Witch, Dido & Aeneas, directed by Olivia Fuchs, UNICEF charity performance (with Glyndebourne soloists) (1995)
  • Soloist Faure songs for The Richard Causton Memorial Lecture The House of Commons, London (1994)
  • Soloist Schubert Lieder concert, Arts Festival and charity concerts (1993)

Narrating and acting roles include:

  • Narrator – Billie Holiday in Words and Music with Stephan O’Goodson, Barnes Arts Theatre (April 2018)
  • Mrs Harding in short film John K Harding with Adrian Schiller for National Film School Students (2011)
  • Two male roles in Ted Hughes’ Alcestis, Kingston University MA final performance (2010)
  • Voice and song composition for the chorus of a Greek tragedy, an 18thC version of the MacBeth witches, a comparison scene from Brecht’s Mother Courage and Shakespeare’s, Measure for Measure (2009)
  • Principal character, three annual pantomimes written by Simon Hoggart, directed by Helen Lowe, MD Richard Lightman, St Margarets Theatre Company (1992-1994).