Alfie Boe

Alfie Boe Biography

Alfie Boe

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.
  • 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.

  • Aside from his operatic career, Alfie was also cast as Jean Valjean in the 25th anniversary concert performance of Les Misérables in October 2010. His performance of 'Bring Him Home' has since become one of his best-loved songs.
  • In 2011 he performed for English National Opera in The Mikado and La Bohème.

Did you know?
Alfie Boe has always been enthusiastic about pop music as well as opera and musicals - in 2012 he released his Storyteller album, which featured songs by Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones.