Tenor Alfie Boe sings ‘Nessun dorma’ for Love Island contestants with solo guitarist
29 July 2022, 14:09
Alfie Boe sings Nessun Dorma to Ekin-Su and Davide on Love Island
“Ekin-who?” Ekin Alfie Boe! With a classic Puccini aria, surrounded by an abundance of lanterns.
The classical crossover artist, now best known for his work in musical theatre, sang a classic opera aria to dating show contestants Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, a Turkish actress and Davide Sanclimenti, an Italian businessman.
Of course, for an Italian contestant, it had to be Puccini’s immortal ‘Nessun dorma’.
Stood beside a solo guitarist, on the steps of what appears to be a specially constructed amphitheatre covered in lanterns, Boe sings the great tenor aria, bringing Cülcüloğlu to tears as he nails the famous, final high ‘B’.
Ekin-Su cries as Alfie Boe nails final high note of Nessun Dorma on Love Island
Back at the main Love Island villa, when asked about their date, Ekin-Su told the other women contestants that they were serenaded by, quote, “a guy called Alfie Boe”.
A viewer tweeting on the night commented: “I don’t think Ekin-Su and Davide knew who Alfie Boe was.”
Boe jokingly replied on Twitter: “Hi… @ekinsuofficial I’m the “guy called Alfie Boe”. The British tenor also tweeted some behind-the-scenes photos from his time on the dating game show set.
Behind the scenes on set of @LoveIsland… ready to sing for @ekinsuofficial and @davidesancli1 … I didn’t get a TEXT the whole time I was here 🤔😅❤️😩— Alfie Boe OBE (@AlfieBoe) July 28, 2022
If you enjoyed my performance check out the This Is Alfie Boe playlist over on @Spotify to hear morehttps://t.co/xoViMTuV1u pic.twitter.com/wZcGeWxnuq
The Internet appeared delighted by Boe’s appearance on the TV show.
Nearly 100 years since the premiere of the opera (Turandot – 1926), Puccini never fails to unite the masses...