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English tenor and part-time Utah resident Alfie Boe releases new album next week

Published February 21, 2011 11:54 am

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Renowned English tenor (and part-time Utah resident) Alfie Boe will release his latest musical endeavor on March 1, "Bring Him Home," in homage to the iconic song from the role that first launched his career, "Les Miserables."

Boe married a girl from Utah, so part of the year he spends here.

Here is an excerpt from a press release:

The record boasts a track listing with material as diverse as its artist – ranging from instantly recognizable theatrical fare to covers of songs by artists of such caliber as Tony Bennett (If I Ruled the World) and Louis Armstrong (We Have All The Time In The World). It once again showcases Boe's ability to adapt to multiple musical styles while at the same time maintaining the integrity and individuality of his unique voice. Alfie's road to success began at the age of 14 when he joined an amateur operatic society. After extensive training at many prestigious music schools in England, his world changed when he was approached by legendary director Baz Luhrmann for his controversial Broadway production of Puccini's La Boheme. At the time, Luhrmann noted "We came to London to hear a young tenor called Alfie Boe, who turned out to be absolutely extraordinary. I couldn't believe the luck we had." Since then, Boe has enjoyed a tremendously successful career – steadily performing in internationally respected Opera Houses and recording. The past year in particular has been an eventful one for Alfie. After assuming the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at The Queens Theatre in London, he lead the cast in Cameron Mackintosh's 25th Anniversary celebration of the show at London's 02 Arena, which also featured Nick Jonas in the role of Marius.