National Memorial Day Concert

Alfie Boe

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Boe’s exceptional voice has cemented him as Britain’s biggest-selling, most popular and best loved vocalists of his generation.

A hugely successful recording artist, he reached Double Platinum status in 2016 with the Christmas #1 album "Together," made with great friend Michael Ball OBE. The pair returned in 2017 with yet another No 1 album, "Together Again," another sold-out tour and one-hour ITV Special. It is the latest triumph for an artist who has effortlessly broken the boundaries via his love of music, from acclaim on the great opera and West End stages, to major chart success.

Born in Blackpool in 1973, Boe grew up in Fleetwood, where he dreamed of a career as a singer. He was famously discovered while singing on the production line at work in a Lancashire car factory. The youngest of nine children, Boe was inspired by his opera-loving parents from an early age.

In 2017, Boe was honored with a Blue Plaque in his hometown as part of BBC Music Day. The Blue Plaque Trust choose to honor a very select few each year who have influenced the musical landscape across the country. He was also named a BBC Music Day Ambassador for 2017.

Boe's journey has propelled him from his opera education at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Opera House’s Young Artists Programme, straight to the Broadway boards when he was chosen by stage and film director Baz Luhrmann to star in his dazzling 2002 revival of "La Bohème." A coveted Tony Award celebrated Boe's arrival on the international scene.

A fan of both classical music and classic rock, 2015 saw Boee collaborate with one of his heroes. In "Classic Quadrophenia," the orchestral version of the seminal album by The Who, he worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and composer Pete Townshend, who picked him to play the lead role of young mod Jimmy, for rapturous performances at the Royal Albert Hall in London and Vienna. 2017 saw Boe return to his role as Jimmy performing alongside Pete and Billy Idol in a series of critically acclaimed shows in the U.S., including two nights at The Metropolitan Opera House.

Boe also returned to the London Colisium in 2017 to star in Roger and Hammerstein's "Carousel," playing the role of bad boy Billy Bigelow. Accomplished in leading the cast of "Les Misérables" as Valjean in the West End production (including the world famous 25th Anniversary performance at the O2 Arena in 2010), he also stole the show at the Her Majesty’s 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle.