Renowned tenor Alfie Boe – who has just finished another run of playing Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in London’s West End – is to make his Aberdeen debut next summer, forsaking Matt Lucas’ kitchen for a concert in the city’s Music Hall on Tuesday, July 10.
He will showcase his versatility and ambition, including pieces from his new self-titled album Alfie, in the not-to-be-missed concert, tickets for which go on sale tomorrow (Friday) online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
In addition to the infamous video of Alfie singing Nessun Dorma in Lucas’ kitchen, his first Decca album, Bring Him Home, enjoyed Top 10 success this year, selling a quarter of a million copies.
He was worked to bring opera to new audiences for many years, collecting several prestigious awards along the way, including among others the Clonter Opera Prize, the John Christie Award, the Silver Clef for Classical Music and a Tony.
Last year, Alfie took on the role of Jean Valjean in a concert performance of the musical Les Misérables at London’s O2 Arena to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show and again performed as Valjean in the Royal Variety Performance, in front of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Earlier this year he performed for English National Opera in La Bohème and The Mikado and sang at the Classical BRIT Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall as well as headlining the Hampton Court Palace Festival finale in June.