Malcolm King

Sad News

It was with sadness that I learned of the death of Malcolm King on 16 June in Brussels.  He was a singing teacher, Alexander Technique teacher, my ex-husband and father of our two children.


Malcolm King

Malcolm and I met when we were both working with Sadlers Wells Opera – now the ENO.  I was dancing in the Opera Ballet and Malcom was initially singing in the chorus but he soon began being offered solo parts there. We married and had two children. Malcolm’s work with Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House further developed his career as a soloist.

Malcolm moved abroad when we got divorced and he built up his international singing career and remarried. He worked with major US and European companies and conductors, in both concert and operatic settings.  Malcolm also began to teach singing in the Italian Belcanto style, following on the tradition from his own teachers.

He later trained as an Alexander Technique teacher and he incorporated ‘this inestimable tool’ into his singing-teaching practice and also ran master classes in Europe.  Malcolm was an active member of  AEFMAT, the Association of Teachers of the F.M. Alexander Technique in Belgium, which is affiliated to STAT.

Malcolm King will be missed by many whose lives he touched, including his wife Lorenza (Enci) and his children Adam and Sarah.

4 thoughts on “Malcolm King

  1. Alistair and Lesley Ann Dawes

    This is very sad and unexpected news. We lost touch with Malcolm when he left the Garden and we too moved abroad. I checked on his current details whilst following my Parsifal score , listening to a Bayreuth broadcast. Malcolm had sung in the 1970s production.I remember his glorious voice, gentle personality and natural style on stage. Please accept our condolences.

  2. Cecilia Pederzolli

    Hi.This is Cecilia Pederzolli.
    I have been a singing student of the beloved Maestro Michael King.
    He marked my life forever with his incredible deep teaching .
    He haves me the tools to expand my soul since I was 12 years old.
    Today I remembers his Birthday as always during all this years
    And thanks to the technology abilities of my daughter, I reached this news.
    He will be “The Maestro of my life”forever.
    A hug to Enci whose I cared when I was 16 when Michael went to his daughter or Son Wedding.
    I remember every detalles of Vicenza ‘ s house…
    His soul rest in peace.
    Thank you
    My dear Maestro
    See you!


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