As David Miller of Il Divo is set to star in Faust at the Detroit Opera House, I thought it would be a good time to ask the big “what if” question:
What if Alfie Boe were to return to opera?
Miller is scheduled to perform only once in Detroit next May, alongside his wife, Sarah Joy Miller but this is not the first time he has taken an operatic role since becoming part of Il Divo. Back in 2011, he appeared in The Magic Flute, again in Detroit:
Subsequently, Miller took the role of Alfredo in Palm Beach Opera’s 2013 production of La Traviata. Here, Miller played opposite Sarah’s Violetta. At the time, Sarah said that “the pros outweighed the cons as she’d rather be kissing her husband on stage than some singer she’d just met”.
So, this role made me think – wouldn’t it be great if Alfie returned to opera? I hasten to add that plenty of fans have no desire at all to see Alfie on the opera stage, but keep with me! After all, Alfie and David Miller both starred in the famed Baz Luhrmann Broadway production of La Boheme. Besides, even if Alfie did want to return to the opera world, there are no guarantees that the doors would be wide open for him. In a recent interview with Liz Jones of the Daily Mail, Alfie said that:
‘I’m not sure, I really don’t know what they think of me, I’ve not been in that circle or spoken to anyone in that world recently.’
Having said that, if Alfie did take an ooperatic role, which role would you like to see him in? Let me know via the form below:
In the meantime, to oil your wheels, let’s see Alfie in La Boheme with Melody Miller:
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