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From his concerts to his height, his wife to his real name, how much do you know about Alfie Boe, the world-famous tenor and musical theatre star?
Alfie Boe is 45 years old. He was born on 29 September 1973 in Blackpool, and is the youngest of nine children.
Alfie's full name is Alfred Giovanni Roncalli Boe but he doesn't have a drop of Italian blood. His mother was Irish and his dad was a Norwegian. He was named after Pope John 23rd whose last name was Roncalli.
Alfie Boe is 5'10" – 1.78m.
Alfie is married to Sarah Boe, who he met while rehearsing La bohème in San Francisco. The couple got married in 2004 and they have two children together; a daughter called Grace and a son called Alfred Robert.
When Alfie's mum was expecting him, she was watching a band on TV. As the drummer suddenly burst into a solo, Alfie kicked inside his mum's belly and knocked off a cup of tea that was resting on it.
Alfie Boe has a net worth of $5 million. Best known for performing in musical theatre, Boe became a household name when he played Jean Valjean in the Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary Concert in October 2010.
Alfie used to work as dressing room security in music venues to some big names like Tom Jones and Pet Shop Boys. Once, young Alfie was singing while polishing cars at a sports car factory near Blackpool when a client told him he should audition for the D'Oyly Carte opera company. He did - and got a year-long job singing in the chorus.
Alfie and Michael met when they were co-stars in a production of the musical Kismet in London. In 2017 Alfie teamed up with Michael Ball to produce one of the year's most successful classical albums – 'Together'. The album featured some of the best-known songs from the musicals. The album went double platinum so the pair recorded a follow-up called 'Together Again'.
Recently on Alfie's US Tour, fans have taken to throwing knickers on the stage: "I'd heard about this back in the early Tom Jones days but was stunned when it happened to me…!"
Alfie Boe starred in a production of Carousel with mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins at the London Coliseum in April 2017. The duo were a hit with the critics, one of whom said: "it is a pleasure to hear singers of the calibre of Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins in the lead roles and to luxuriate in a 42-piece orchestra bringing out the rich colours of Rodgers’s score."
Alfie is a huge film fan: “I love films - especially on long haul flight - I get to catch up on everything, My favourite films, which change every time I'm asked are: Easy Rider, National Lampoon - Vacation, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Raging Bull and Back to The Future."
Alfie joined opera legend Renée Fleming on a balcony at Buckingham Palace to sing 'Somewhere' from West Side Story for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012. It was the first time a non-royal had ever been allowed on the balcony.
In one production of La Traviata, Alfie was required to appear stark naked on stage. He got so many loud gasps and whistles from the audience that the producers made him keep his trousers on.
Alfie was criticised by the classical music establishment when he said he found watching opera "boring" and never went to see it.
Alfie is set to release ‘As Time Goes By’, his eleventh studio album, on 23 November. Playing to his strengths, Alfie sings a number of romantic jazz classics on the album, including ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ and ‘My Funny Valentine’. You can pre-order the album now.