Alfie Boe - tenor
It has been a whirlwind trip to the top for popular British tenor Alfie Boe. From being spotted singing in a car factory, he made his first steps in his operatic career with the D'Oyly Carte opera company. It is therefore fitting that he is returning to his operetta heritage by exploring his love of Lehár for his fourth solo recording. In September 2006 Alfie released his eponymous first album for Classic FM which inspired such comments as, "Alfie Boe is a stunning discovery who could be the best tenor of his generation" (Observer). Then followed two albums with EMI Classics, Onward and La Passione - a collection of Neapolitan songs and arias for which he was nominated for Best Album and Best Male at the 2008 Classical BRIT Awards.
Alfie studied at the Royal College of Music, the National Opera Studio and was a member or the Vilar Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, London. He has performed Rodolfo at Glyndebourne, English National Opera and in Baz Luhrmann's production of La Boheme on Broadway, for which he won a Tony Award. Other operatic roles include Alfredo, Tamino, Don Ottavio, Ferrando, Lysander, The Italian Tenor, the title role in Albert Herring, Caliph in Kismet and Camille du Rosillon in The Merry Widow at opera houses including ENO, WNO, Glyndebourne, Opera National du Rhin, Strasbourg and La Monnaie, Brussels.
In concert Alfie performs with the Philharmonia Orchestra, The Halle, RLPO, LPO, RPO, Manchester Camerata, RSNO, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ulster Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He regularly works with conductors including Carl Davis, David Parry, John Wilson, Oliver von Dohnányi, George Manahan and Edward Gardner. Alfie has also performed at many festivals including Llangollen and the BBC Proms.
For further information -
Alfie Boe stars in Les Miserables
06 September 2010
Alfie joins Queen's Theatre cast for eleven performancesmore >>Alfie Boe leads Les Miserables celebrations
29 July 2010
Alfie performs at O2 arena, London for Les Mis 25th anniversarymore >>Alfie's on BBC Radio 2!
10 December 2009
Tune in because 'Friday Night is Music Night'!more >>Alfie's Linn debut featured on BBC Radio 3
30 November 2009
'Love was a Dream' gets 'CD Reviewed'!more >>Artist viewpoint: Alfie Boe
25 November 2009
Alfie takes you behind the scenes of his new albummore >>Alfie's new album featured on Classic FM!
13 November 2009
David Mellor discusses 'Love was a Dream'...more >>Alfie talks to Classical Music Magazine
03 November 2009
The popular tenor on his move to Linn and his new recordingmore >>Behind the recording with Philip Hobbs
29 October 2009
the Alfie Boe sessionsmore >>Alfie on Alfredo
14 October 2009
the tenor talks to Linn about his latest rolemore >>
"...Seine Stimme klingt hier voll und strahlend..."more >>Fanfare
Alfie Boe "has a lovely voice, a lyric tenor with a warm, hearty midrange and liquid gold in the upper notes..."more >>MusicWeb International
"...pleasure there is to be had here in abundance."more >>The Scotsman
"...an ideal stocking filler for lovers of light opera."more >>classicalsource.com
"...a Christmas treat for those with a sentimental soul."more >>Scotland on Sunday
"...it's highly worthwhile, reminiscent of early Richard Tauber."more >>AudioVideoHD
"La voz de Alfie Boe luce estupendamente..."more >>Classic FM Magazine
"...a perfect vehicle for Boe's smooth tones and winning personality."more >>International Record Review
"Boe brings much variety...thought has been brought to bear on the interpretations."more >>Fanfare
Alfie "sings every selection with heartfelt sincerity"more >>