Mario Caravadossi from Tosca!
There were nine roles mentioned in all but by far the most nominations were for Tosca. We are incredibly lucky in that there are a few videos of Alfie singing E Lucevan Le Stelle available and I chose The Music of Morse, mainly because it has the added bonus of Alfie singing with Lesley Garrett as well!
The other operas were:
- Lensky – Eugene Onegin
- Nemorino – L’Elisr D’amore
- Alfredo – La Traviata
- The Duke – Rigoletto
- Don Jose – Carmen
- Don Ottavio – Don Giovanni
- Ferrando – Cosi Fan Tutte
- Rodolfo – La Boheme – of course!
Although Alfie Boe’s operatic career has played many of these roles, most famously, Rodolfo, these performances are not recorded for posterity (or at least not available in the public domain) with the exception of ENO’s La Boheme at The Coliseum. However, he has recorded several of the arias in these operas; click here for the Alfie Boe Opera playlist on Spotify.
Many of Alfie’s fans wish he would return to the operatic stage although whether or not he would be entirely welcome in that world these days remains to be seen (interesting either way). Whenever the subject crops up in discussion, fans would most like to hear how his voice has matured and grown since he was an opera singer. The release of Alfie’s new album, Serenata leads us back towards a more classical vein which has tantalised the opera lovers among us – will he sing more operatic arias and what will it sound like? Thankfully we live in an age of technology and we can hear Alfie singing La Donna E Mobile, from Rigoletto, just a few weeks ago at the BBC Belfast Proms in the Park (another added bonus, we get the whole repertoire too!): La Donna E Mobile starts at 5.40 mins.
Alfie’s new album, Serenata can be pre-ordered below:
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