March 4, 2011
Writer: Writer: Don Sparhawk
Alfie Boe, an award-winning singer from England, will perform at Brigham Young University-Idaho's Barrus Concert Hall March 16 and 18.
Today Boe is one of England's most popular singers. Just last year in October, he took on the lead role of Jean Valjean in the sold-out 25th-anniversary concert performance of Les Miserables at the O2 Arena in London. It has just been announced that he will also star as Jean Valjean in London's West End production of Les Miserables beginning in June.
Boe is one of England's best-selling recording artists. His most recent top 10 album, Bring Him Home, is now certified "Gold" with more than 100,000 sales. He shot to fame while starring in Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for his performance.
His other credits include a nomination for a Classical Brit Award for his album Onward and a sell-out production of The Merry Widow at the London Coliseum. His recent opera engagements have included a return to the English National Opera to sing "Nadir" in a new production of The Pearl Fishers and also his return to the Royal Opera House in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette.
The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for BYU-Idaho students and $16 for the general public. Tickets may be ordered by phone at 496-2230 or online at www.byui.edu/tickets.