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Boe, Alfie (tenor)
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Alfie Boe (tenor)

It has been a whirlwind trip to the top for popular British tenor Alfie Boe. From being spotted singing in a car factory, he made his first steps in his operatic career with the D’Oyly Carte opera company. It is therefore fitting that he is returning to his operetta heritage by exploring his love of Lehár for his fourth solo recording. In September 2006 Alfie released his eponymous first album for Classic FM which inspired such comments as, ‘Alfie Boe is a stunning discovery who could be the best tenor of his generation’ (Observer). Then followed two albums with EMI Classics, Onward and La Passione – a collection of Neapolitan songs and arias for which he was nominated for Best Album and Best Male at the 2008 Classical BRIT Awards.

Alfie studied at the Royal College of Music, the National Opera Studio and was a member or the Vilar Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, London. He has performed Rodolfo at Glyndebourne, English National Opera and in Baz Luhrmann’s production of La Bohème on Broadway, for which he won a Tony Award. Other operatic roles include Alfredo, Tamino, Don Ottavio, Ferrando, Lysander, The Italian Tenor, the title role in Albert Herring, Caliph in Kismet and Camille du Rosillon in The merry widow at opera houses including ENO, WNO, Glyndebourne, Opera National du Rhin, Strasbourg and La Monnaie, Brussels.

In concert Alfie performs with the Philharmonia Orchestra, The Halle, RLPO, LPO, RPO, Manchester Camerata, RSNO, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ulster Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He regularly works with conductors including Carl Davis, David Parry, John Wilson, Oliver von Dohnányi, George Manahan and Edward Gardner. Alfie has also performed at many festivals including Llangollen and the BBC Proms.

'Lehár: Love was a Dream' (CKD346)
Lehár: Love was a Dream
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Beautiful Italy  Aria from Paganini (Lehár)
Beneath the window  Aria from Das Land des Lächelns (Lehár)
Das Land des Lächelns (Lehár)
Die lustige Witwe (Lehár)
Farewell, my love, farewell  Aria from Frasquita (Lehár)
Frasquita (Lehár)
Friederike (Lehár)
Friends, this is the life for me!  Aria from Giuditta (Lehár)
Girls were made to love and kiss  Aria from Paganini (Lehár)
Giuditta (Lehár)
Just believe it's true  Aria from Schön ist die Welt (Lehár)
Love unspoken  Aria from Die lustige Witwe (Lehár)
Love was a dream  Aria from Giuditta (Lehár)
Oh maiden, my maiden  Aria from Friederike (Lehár)
Paganini (Lehár)
Patiently smiling  Aria from Das Land des Lächelns (Lehár)
Schön ist die Welt (Lehár)
Vilia  Aria from Die lustige Witwe (Lehár)
You are my heart's delight  Aria from Das Land des Lächelns (Lehár)
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