Born on 29 September 1973, Alfie Boe is one of the UK’s finest tenors, acclaimed in his operatic roles and as Jean Valjean in the stage version of Les Misérables.
Alfie Boe was born in Blackpool, Lancashire and grew up in nearby Fleetwood. As a young boy, he dreamed of a career as a singer.
Before he became an international singing star, Alfie was an apprentice mechanic at a sports car factory.
He was working with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company when he decided to go to music college. He studied at the Royal College Of Music, the National Opera Studio and then the Royal Opera House Young Artists Programme.
When he was at the ROH Young Artists Programme, Alfie was offered one of the lead roles in Baz Luhrmann’s Broadway production of La bohème. He was rewarded with a Tony Award for his performance.
In 2006, Alfie released his first album, Classic FM Presents Alfie Boe, which reached no. 3 in the classical charts.
Having conquered the world’s most prestigious opera stages, Alfie led the cast of Les Miserables for nearly a year, and stole the show at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace.
In 2011 he performed for English National Opera in The Mikado and La bohème.
In 2013, Alfie published his best-selling autobiography, My Story.
After three sold-out UK Tours, Boe has hundreds of thousands of fans, having achieved Platinum album sales in the UK, and four top ten album placings.
In 2014 he starred in ITV's biggest programme of the winter, Mr Selfridge, as music-hall singer Richard Chapman.
At the end of 2014, Alfie released Serenata, a collection of nostalgic Italian songs.