Alfie began his studies at the Royal College of Music as an opera singer, entering into a love affair with arias that has cemented him as one of the most successful classical singers of his generation. After joining the D'Oyly Carte Touring Opera Company and graduating from the Royal College, he joined the National Opera Studio and went on to the Villar Young Artists Programme at The Royal Opera House.
Alfie's first big break came when Baz Luhrmann cast him as one of the main leads in his controversial production of Puccini's La Boheme, having spent two years looking for the right man to fill the role. His performance on Broadway earned him a Tony Award which sits comfortably next to his John McCormack Young Voice Award and Lyric Tenor of the World Audience Award.
With three top selling classical albums under his belt, Alfie Boe recorded his fourth album for Linn Records, who were named 'Label of the Year' at the 2010 Gramophone Awards: “Franz Lehar – Love Was A Dream” which was released in November 2009. Festival appearances in 2009 included San Francisco Symphony, Athens, Dublin, Kenwood, Grassington, Rochester and Lichfield. 2009 also saw opera performances as Rodolfo in Sir Jonathan Miller’s new production of La Boheme at ENO and a return to WNO as Alfredo in David McVicar’s production of La Traviata.
Alfie continues to be in great demand on both the concert and operatic stage. His recent concerts include The Halle, Northern Sinfonia, CBSO, The Royal Philharmonic, The Welsh Proms, and Cheltenham Festival. In 2010 Alfie sang in operas The Pearl Fishers and Katya Kabanova for ENO in the first half of the year, and returned to Covent Garden in Romeo et Juliette later in the year. September 2010 saw Alfie take the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables at the Queens Theatre for 11 performances, leading on to the two performances where he lead the cast at London’s 02 Arena, in Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th Anniversary of Les Mis.
Alfie’s 2011 album Bring Him Home saw him go from strength to strength in the UK charts, while on stage he performed in ENO’s productions of La Boheme and The Mikado, and the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre.
2015 saw Alfie reprise his legendary performance of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway.