Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:24 AM
I was lucky enough to have a ticket to this wonderful concert and I have fond memories of Colm Wilkinson playing the role of Valjean in the 10thAC. Alfie Boe blew me away with his incredible voice and it has been reported that talks are ongoing for him to play the role in the West End next year.
Personally I would like to see this happen, did anyone see him as Valjean in the few days he performed the role in the WE prior to the concert? If so what did you think?
Is his operatic tone well suited to Les Mis but not so much to other musicals?
As a whole he quite obviously stole the hearts of the O2 audience, the YT videos don't convey how good he was imo as I could see much more of the emotion in his face than is captured on the footage and he has a real presence on the stage.
I wonder if he will venture only into Les Mis or whether his career will remain mainly with Opera. Interesting to see what happens. Personally I think we will lose out if we don't this man on a WE stage again.
Bring Him Home:
The Confrontation (from 2.40 onwards):
Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:49 PM
Posted 26 November 2010 - 10:36 AM
The dramatic opera tenor Alfie Boe has signed a deal to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables which, in turn, could lead to a more lasting connection to the landmark musical.
Cameron Mackintosh revealed yesterday that the singer will begin performances at the Queen’s Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in early June for a six-month run.
And the impresario hinted that Boe has the kind of sound that would work well in a big-screen version of Les Miserables
Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz16NqLNeF7
Posted 10 December 2010 - 02:08 PM
Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:18 PM
If I had any reservations, I don't any more, this guy is very talented and a great addition to the MT world imo. Really looking forward to seeing him in Les Miz.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:56 PM
Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:38 PM
1. Being Alive
3. When I Fall In Love
4. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
5. When You Wish Upon a Star
6. Music of the Night
7. Someone to Watch Over Me
8. Song to the Siren (with Robert Plant)
9. In My Daughter’s Eyes
10. Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (with Michael Ball)
11. Wheels of a Dream
12. It Was a Very Good Year
13. Who Am I
14. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:28 PM
Although I don't appreciate him too much as a MT actor, I like his voice enough as an opera singer, so I initially wanted to go to this concert at RFH, but it was the wrong date for me. And anyway I was informed, in this Forum, that there'd be no operatic arias, so didn't/couldn't go.
BTW, who is Les Dawson?
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