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In 1994, Alfie Boe was crowned the greatest in the West London Karaoke Championship. Since then he's bagged a few more awards, including among others the Clonter Opera Prize, the John Christie Award, the Silver Clef for Classical Music, and a Tony.
In 2002, he played the lead in Baz Luhrmann's Broadway production of La Bohème. After Broadway, he travelled America singing musical theatre songs from the 30s and 40s on the Boston Pops tour, released albums inspired by his favourite Neapolitan songs and his late father's favourite composer Franz Lehar, toured the UK with the Fron Male Voice Choir, and was nominated for a slew of Classical Brits, as well as performing in countless operas for, among others, the ENO and the Royal Opera House.
And in the past year, Alfie has also conquered the West End. After slaying 38,000 enraptured fans as Jean Valjean at the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary 02 concerts, the relentless standing ovations he received there continued throughout his five-month run at the Queen's Theatre. 2011 also saw Alfie enjoy Top 10 success with his first Decca album Bring Him Home, which has so far sold a quarter of a million copies, while the infamous video of him singing "Nessun Dorma" in Matt Lucas' kitchen enjoyed a similar number of YouTube hits.
His new album, Alfie, further showcases his versatility and ambition, particularly with his Robert Plant team-up on Tim Buckley's "Song To The Siren." Meanwhile, Alfie is working on his autobiography, which will be published by Simon & Schuster in late 2012, as well as writing his own material, which he plans to develop while touring the UK, America and Australia over the coming months.
Tickets for this concert are a pledge incentive for the Nine Network, KETC Channel 9. When tickets go on sale to the general public, availability may be limited.