Written by LNTV Staff • December 12, 2016
Beloved theater star Michael Ball and classical tenor Alfie Boe have proven to be quite the musical duo. Now on a nationwide tour through the UK, the pair have an infectious energy that fans and critics can feel in their performance. Tune in to our livestream from O2 Apollo, Manchester Tuesday December 13 at 7:30pm GMT to see them in action.
The two English singers have just recently come out with a collaborative album, Together, which reached gold status in just over two weeks after its release. The album debuted at No. 2 in the UK albums charts and has remained in the Top 5 for six weeks now.
Together, the two performers hold high status within the music theater community of England. Boe began his career in London with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company at the age of 17, and was soon touring with various opera groups and broadway performances. Ball joined a youth theater at the age of 14, and after graduation had already began to star in major roles in productions like The Pirates of Penzance and as Marius in the original Les Misérables.
Their work together started in the 2007 English National Opera production of Kistmet, which Boe says they were able to bond through. He recalls to Radio Times, “We went through hell together on that. There was a lot of childishness, ego and petty squabbles. Best forgotten.” The duo had also worked together in the 25th Anniversary performance of Les Misérables as Ball played Marius and Boe played Jean Valjean.
Alfie is now England’s best-selling tenor and Michael is a double Olivier Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist. With such well-received achievements on both ends, it’s no wonder their tour has completely sold out.
After their performance at O2 Apollo, the two have their last show of the year at the Blackpool Opera House on December 14.