Originally from Dorset, Virginia King studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where she was recognized as a promising young singer.
On leaving college she achieved International competition success in the Robert Stolz International Singing Competition final, Hamburg and as an award winner and finalist in the Emmy Destinn International Award for Young Singers, London. She was also a finalist in the Oxford Music Festival Lieder Competition. More recently she performed as an ENO Opera Works young artist.
Operatic roles have included: Gilda (Rigoletto – Verdi); Lakme (Lakme – Delibes); Countess (Le nozze di Figaro – Mozart); Mimi and Musetta (La Boheme – Puccini); Micaela (Carmen – Bizet) and Violetta (La Traviata – Verdi).
Her concert and opera work has taken her to Japan, Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, the Czeck Republic and Spain and worked with conductors such as Richard Hickox, Jaques Delacote, Charles Groves and Ed Gardner and orchestras including the National Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.