Marcia is a featured soloist in Orlando Gough’s recorded score for the startling and visceral new Staging Schiele by Shobana Jeyasingh, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and on tour in the UK. Named on the Guardian’s Top 4 Dance Choices for Autumn 2019. Listen to a sample.
Collaborating with Stephen Plaice on a new singing translation of Rachmaninov’s The Bells, Marcia set the new text for a sensational première by the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall Symphony Chorus, conducted by Dominic Wheeler September 27th, 2019. Previously published with an English text based on the Russian translation, the new text attempts to bring the libretto closer to Poe’s original poem to revitalise this important work in modern performance.
Marcia creates the role of Cassie in Bloom Britannia, a new People’s Opera by Stephen Plaice and Orlando Gough for Barefoot Opera. The first act of the opera was performed at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill in April 2019 to great acclaim. The full production will be mounted in October 2020. See a trailer for the opera here.