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Alfie Boe

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 05 June 2011

Kirsty Young's castaway is the singer Alfie Boe.

He is one of our most popular tenors and, highly unusually, is a sell-out success in both opera houses and musical theatre. The youngest of nine children, he left school to work as a mechanic - before being plucked off the shop-floor for stardom. However, while he's at home on the stage, you won't necessarily find him in the stalls: "I like good singers, I don't necessarily like one genre of music, I just like good singers, good voices and good songs," he says, adding: "I never go to the opera.... it's just not my world."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Music Played

8 items
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    Paul Robeson Mighty Like A Rose

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    A Lonesome Road, ASV

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    The Beatles A Day in the Life

    Composer: Lennon & McCartney

    The Beatles 1967-1970, Apple

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    Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb

    Composer: Gilmour/Waters

    Pink Floyd: The Wall, EMI

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    Elvis G.I. Blues Collector’s Edition, RCA

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    Led Zeppelin: Remasters, Warner

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    Slim Whitman Beautiful Dreamer

    Composer: Foster Foster

    Slim Whitman: Love Songs, Music for Pleasure

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Alfie Boe

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