Maria Margiotta

  • Singer
    Female / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    59 - 65
    Height
    5' 1" (1m 57cm)
    Weight
    9st. 8lb (61kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Green
    Build
    Medium
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  • Links

    Personal Website
    www.maria-margiotta.com
    Youtube
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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Co-lead singer accompanied by pianist, Francis Haines
Lead Vocalist
Songs from the Musicals and MoviesMaria Margiotta
Barnes Arts Centre, London
2018Principal Singer and Actor in 'The Great Silence'.
Musical Theatre
John Denby Productions
2018lead vocalist accompanied by 4-piece band with special guest Carl Orr on guitar
Lead Vocalist
What the World Needs Now - an evening of songs by Bacharach and FriendsMaria Margiotta
Love & Dye Arts Centre, London
2018Narrator of the story of Billie Holiday's journey as a singer
Theatre
Billie Holiday in Words and MusicStephan O'Goodson & Co
Barnes Arts Centre, London
2014 - 2018Soprano soloist and ensemble with quintet
Opera
I Have a Song to SingAmici Cantabile
Hinde St Church, W1; Barnes Arts Centre, SW13
2016Session Lead and BVs
Session Singer
Function bandSnark Drool and the Shudders
2016Lead VocalistRedlands R&B/Rock Band gigRedlands
Jagz
2012Lead Vocalist accompanied by Fleur Whitlock & Grenville Horner and Session Guitarist Gary McNeillie
Lead Vocalist
The Guinea Pigs Kitchen Songs on YouTube
2009Opera Singing Housewife
Session Singer
Go Compare.com commercialSerena Freeman Productions
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2011MA Classical TheatreKingston Uni in conjunction with Rose Theatre, Kingston
    1999BA Hons MusicBrunel

    Additional Skills

    Shakespeare Text workshops for developing the voice, analysing and understanding speeches and characters.

    I've written a radio drama based on historic facts around WW2 France.

    I like to write poetry and short stories.

    Additional Information

    I started my training and my singing career in my mid-30s after working for 5 years in theatre and TV production. I have performed alongside world class musicians, actors and singers and intend to ever develop my skills and work using my knowledge and training of using the voice and my love of performance.

    About me

    NB. Video showreels of my work will be available to view soon.

    I began my singing and music training in 1991 in London, which led to studying for a music and English Degree in 1994, followed by private drama training and further MA drama studies and training in 2010.

    In former years, I had worked in West End theatre and TV production as production co-ordinator.

    I am a soprano singer with a wide vocal range and cross-genre agility, trained to sing opera and classical works and jazz. I also sing Sondheim, folk, world music, R&B/rock and other contemporary songs and I've brought my unique style to highly enjoyable projects, working with top UK based musicians.

    Pre Covid19 lockdown 2020, I had been working towards a short song cycle by Poulenc, ‘La Courte Paille’, plus a French Classical Composers of Arts Songs concert in collaboration with modern ballet dancers, which I still aim to perform in the future. And I have a bunch of Sondheim and other humorous songs waiting to be worked on.

    In 2019, I recorded an album of Faure, Poulenc and Chausson Songs, accompanied by Lydia Newlands on piano and joined by Rose Bellingham, Mezzo Soprano for two duets on the album, ‘La Tarantelle’ and ‘Puis Qu’ici Bas’.

    2015-2019 co-formed Amici Cantabile, an opera quintet made up of professional, semi-professional and amateur opera singer colleagues. I was one of two sopranos. We performed solos and ensembles in our own concerts in London. Ensemble pieces included the pirates quintet from ‘Carmen’, the ‘Fidelio’ quartet, and other works in Russian, Italian and English. Arias included 'Russalka's Song to the Moon'.

    In 2016, I also sang, with a semi-professional rock band as lead vocalist, on covers and original songs written by the band and provided the harmony line for some numbers. We played at private functions and in public venues.

    In my own concerts and gigs, I like to bring an informative and anecdotal element, for the sake of the song and to give the audience some background to the songs, composer, singer etc.

    My work has included corporate and private function entertainment, charity concerts, commercials and music theatre productions.

    My acting and voice work has so far included short films, community theatre productions, charity panto and revues and literary events readings.

    I am also a vocal coach and singing teacher for individuals and groups, working in this capacity since the 1990s, coaching professionals, and teaching children and beginner adults including those with health issues and learning difficulties, and those with Dementia. And I have also taught voice and text for Shakespeare plays and those interested in learning to read the texts.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Interested in
    • A cappella
    • Backing Vocalist
    • Choral
    • Commericals
    • Lead Vocalist
    • Musical Theatre
    • Open Mic Events
    • Opera
    • Session work
    • Teaching Jobs
    • Tour (Europe)
    • Tour (UK)
    • Tour (Worldwide)
    • Tribute Acts
    Experienced In
    • A cappella
    • Backing Vocalist
    • Choral
    • Commercials
    • Film
    • Lead Vocalist
    • Musical Theatre
    • Open Mic Events
    • Opera
    • Soloist
    • Teaching
    • TV
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Singing Styles
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Cabaret
    • Choral
    • Classical
    • Country
    • Folk
    • Jazz/Blues
    • Musical Theatre
    • Opera
    • Pop
    • RnB
    • Rock
    • Soul
    • Spoken Word
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    Musical Skills
    • Drums
    • Maracas
    • Percussion
    • Tambourine
    • Triangle
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballroom
    • Bollywood
    • Contemporary
    • Flamenco
    • Jazz
    • Latin American
    • Swing/Jive
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Belt
    • Soprano