Alfie Boe (full name Alfred Giovanni Roncalli Boe) was born on 29th September 1973 and is from Blackpool, Lancashire. He moved to Fleetwood when he was younger and was inspired by his dad’s passion for classical music.
As a young mechanic, Alfie Boe was overheard singing opera songs by a well connected customer and it was suggested that he should audition for D'Oyly Carte Opera Company which was in London.
After moving to London, Alfie Boe studied at Royal College of Music, the National Opera Studio and the Royal Opera House's Vilar Young Artists Programme, and went on to take the lead for Baz Luhrmann's production of La Bohème on Broadway which was seen by many purists as being an irregular way of projecting opera.
From then onwards Alfie Boe’s profile rocketed and he got signed to Classic FM in 2006. His first album Classic FM Presents Alfie Boe went to number three in the Classical Album Chart.
He performed at Canterbury Festival and was promptly signed to EMI Classics label. Alfie Boe toured with Fron Male Voice Choir (2007) and went on to perform at a high profile show with Lesley Garrett and Willard White in the ITV Music of Morse concert at the Royal Albert Hall as well as touring America and performing at a number of operas.
At each stage of his life, Alfie Boe captured the hearts of millions with his brilliant operatic voice and wowed thousands at his sell-out performance as Jean Valjean at the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary 02 Arena, London.
He released his first album on Decca Bring Him Home, which has sold millions and he went on to release tributes of some of his favourite singers including Elvis and Bob Dylan on Desert Island Discs.
In June 2012 Alfie Boe performed in front of the Queen, The Royal Family and thousands as part of The Diamond Jubilee celebrations outside Buckingham Palace in London.