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Use British English|date=May 2012Use dmy dates|date=August 2012Infobox musical artist| name = Sarah Brightman| image = Osaka07 Opening Sarah Brightman.jpg|Osaka07 Opening Sarah Brightman| caption = Sarah Brightman performing at the World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka| background = solo_singer| birth_date = birth date and age|1960|8|14|df=yes| origin = Berkhamsted , Hertfordshire, England| genre = Classical crossover , nowrap| operatic pop , symphonic rock , symphonic metal , Pop music|pop , nowrap| New Age music|new age , Rock music|rock , Dance music|dance , electronica , techno , Folk music|folk | instrument = Vocals, piano, keyboards| occupation = Singer, actress, songwriter, dancer| years_active = 1972�present| label = A& M Records|A& M (1993)
East West Records|East West (1995�2001)
Angel Records|Angel / EMI (1997�2007)
Manhattan Records|Manhattan / EMI (2008�present)| website = http://www.sarah-brightman.com/ www.sarah-brightman.com
Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano , actress, songwriter and dancer. She is famous for possessing a vocal range of over three octaves.cite web|url= http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/singers/sarah-brightman-net-worth/|title=Sarah Brightman whistle registercite web|url= http://bjtoday.ynet.com/article.jsp? oid=22100077|title=
Hitting glass-shatteringly high notes
She has sung in many languages, including English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.cite web|url= http://old.dongguantoday.com/cityguidec.asp? id=337|title=British Diva Sarah Brightman's 'Symphony World Tour'

Brightman began her career as a member of the dance troupe Hot Gossip and released several disco singles as a solo performer. In 1981, she made her West End musical theatre debut in Cats (musical)|Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber , whom she married. She went on to star in several Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|The Phantom of the Opera , where she originated the role of Christine Daa� . The Original London Cast Album of the musical was released in CD format in 1987 and sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest-selling cast album of all time.cite web|url= http://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/news/ag10/phantomoftheopera556119.htm |title=Phantom of the Opera Original Cast Recording sales |publisher=Newyorktheatreguide.com |accessdate=7 July 2011

After retiring from the stage and divorcing Lloyd Webber, Brightman resumed her music career with former Enigma (musical project)|Enigma producer Frank Peterson , this time as a Classical music|classical crossover (music)|crossover artist. She is often credited as the creator of this genre and remains among the most prominent performers, with worldwide sales of more than 30 million records and 2 million DVDs, establishing herself as the world's best-selling soprano of all time.cite web|url= http://today24news.com/entertainment/sarah-brightman-jackie-evancho-on-americas-got-talent-164284 |title=Sarah Brightman & Jackie Evancho on America's Got Talent |publisher=Today24News |accessdate=7 July 2011cite web|url= http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx? id=118429 |title=Success comes to soprano Sarah Brightmancite web|url= http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/soprano-star-sarah-brightman-to-sing-in-japanese-for-nhk-drama |title=Soprano Sarah Brightman to sing in Japanese for NHK drama " Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion |publisher=Japantoday.com |date=25 October 2009 |accessdate=7 July 2011 Her duet with the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli , " Time To Say Goodbye ", topped charts all over Europe and became the highest and fastest selling single of all time in Germany, where it stayed at the top of the charts for fourteen consecutive weeks and sold over 3 million copies.cite web|url= http://www.decca.com/artists/andrea-bocelli-192 |title=Bocelli on |publisher=Decca.com |accessdate=7 July 2011cite web|url= http://www.classicsandjazz.co.uk/plink/Andrea+Bocelli |title=Andrea Bocelli Biography |publisher=Classicsandjazz.co.uk |accessdate=7 July 2011 It subsequently became an international success selling 12 million copies worldwide, making it one of the List of best-selling singles worldwide|best-selling singles of all time . http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2009588/Andrea-Bocelli-I-avoid-sex-big-concert.html Andrea Bocelli on singing to thousands, losing his sight and making a fortune 2 July 2011, Daily Mail http://www.sugarmusic.com/en/discography/news/3-14 Official Sugar website Sugar Records http://deccarecords.com/artist/detail.aspx? nid=4588& aid=108 Official Decca website Decca Records cite web|url= http://www.early-sarah-brightman.com/timeless.htm |title=Angel records |publisher=Early-sarah-brightman.com |accessdate=7 July 2011 She has now collected over 180 gold and platinum sales awards in 38 different countries.cite web|url= http://www.sarah-brightman.com/about_sarah.html |title=Official Website Sarah Brightman/About/Awards |publisher=Sarah-brightman.com |date=4 January 2008 |accessdate=7 July 2011 In 2010 she was named by Billboard (magazine)|Billboard the 5th most influential and top -selling classical artist of the 2000s decade in the US.cite web|url= http://www.billboard.com/#/charts-decade-end/classical-artists? year=2009|title=Best of 2000's / Classical Artists |work=Billboard |date=6 February 2012

Brightman is the first artist to have been invited twice to perform at the Olympic Games , first at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games where she sang " Amigos Para Siempre " with the Spanish tenor Jose Carreras with an estimated global audience of a billion people, and sixteen years later in Beijing, this time with Chinese singer Liu Huan , performing the song " You and Me (Olympic theme song)|You and Me " to an estimated 4 billion people worldwide.cite web|url= http://en.beijing2008.cn/culture/songs/n214517844.shtml |title=Sarah Brightman moved to tears upon hearing Olympic theme � The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games |publisher=En.beijing2008.cn |accessdate=7 July 2011 Since 2010, Brightman is Panasonic 's global brand ambassador. Together they launched the song "Shall Be Done" at the 2010 Winter Games held in Vancouver , Canada.cite web|url= http://news.panasonic.net/stories/2010/1029_4674.html |title= Sarah Brightman and Dia Mirza Teams up with Panasonic to Promote 'ideas for life'|publisher= Panasonic News Portal Brightman is the element of union in Panasonic's signing of Strategic Partnership Agreement with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, as she stars the campaign "The World Heritage Special" that is being aired on the National Geographic Channel in 183 countries and areas.cite web|url= http://news.panasonic.net/archives/2011/0603_5505.html |title= Panasonic and UNESCO Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement|publisher= Panasonic News Portal

In early 2012 Brightman was appointed as the UNESCO artist for peace for the period 2012�2014 for her �commitment to humanitarian and charitable causes, her contribution, throughout her artistic career, to the promotion of cultural dialogue and the exchanges among cultures, and her dedication to the ideals and aims of the Organization�. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp? NewsID=41146& Cr=UNESCO& Cr1= British singer and actress Sarah Brightman becomes UNESCO Artist for Peace UN.org. Retrieved 11 April 2012

In 2012 In conjunction with Virgin Galactic, The Brightman STEM Scholarship program (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) was launched. It will help young women in the US pursue STEM education across their four year college careers.cite web|url= http://www.uncf.org/galactic_brightman |title=For Students |publisher=UNCF |date=7 November 2008 |accessdate=4 May 2012

Apart from music, Brightman has begun a film career, making her debut in Repo& #33; The Genetic Opera (2008), a rock opera-musical film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman , and in autumn 2011 and early 2012 Stephen Evans (actor)|Stephen Evans ' "First Night", starring opposite Richard E. Grant . http://www.scfilmsinternational.com/cite web |url= http://www.fanpop.com/external/7338764|title= Cosi Information (New Movie Starring Sarah Brightman and Richard E Grant!) |accessdate=20 December 2009 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 20 December 2009 |publisher= fanpop In addition, she formed her own production company , Instinct Films, where her first film is in pre-production.cite web |url= http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0109208/bio|title= Biography for Sarah Brightman (Minibiography) |accessdate=20 December 2009 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 20 December 2009 |publisher= imdb Brightman is the world's richest female classical performer with a fortune of �30m (about US$49m). http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/specials/rich_list/article6209768.ece Take That& #33; Gary Barlow joins Rich List, Times Online, 2 May 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2009

Family and early life


Brightman is the oldest of six children of businessman Grenville Geoffrey Brightman (1934cite web|url= http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/life-events-bmds |title=Search birth, marriage and death records 1837�2006 & #124; Overseas BMDs, parish records from 1538 |publisher=Findmypast.co.uk |accessdate=4 May 2012�1992) and Paula Brightman. She was raised in Berkhamsted , Hertfordshire, England. At age three, she began taking dance and piano classes and went on to perform in local festivals and competitions. http://www.sarah-brightman.com/BillboardJan2008/ At age 11, she successfully auditioned for the Arts Educational School, Tring Park|Arts Education School in Tring Park , a school specialising in performing arts.cite news|url= http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-533758/Soprano-Superstar-How-Sarah-Brightman-turned-life-around.html |title=Soprano Superstar: How Sarah Brightman turned her life around & #124; Mail Online |work=Daily Mail |date=22 March 2008 |accessdate=4 May 2012 |location=London |first=Maureen |last=Paton At 13, in 1973 Brightman made her theatrical debut in the musical I and Albert at the Piccadilly Theatre , London, playing one of Queen Victoria's daughters (Vickoria).
In 1976 she was in the leading TV dance group Pan's People and was later recruited to lead Arlene Phillips' troupe Hot Gossip in 1977. The group had a disco hit in 1978 with " I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper ", which sold half a million and reached number six on the UK Singles Chart|UK charts . Brightman, now solo, released more disco singles under her own label, Whisper Records, such as " Not Having That! " and a cover of the song " My Boyfriend's Back (song)|My Boyfriend's Back ".cite web|url= http://www.sarah-brightman.com/ |title=Sarah Brightman Official Website � Home Page |publisher=Sarah-brightman.com |accessdate=4 May 2012 In 1979, Brightman appeared on the soundtrack of the movie " The World Is Full of Married Men " and sang the song "Madam Hyde".

1981�1989: Stage career


In 1981, Brightman auditioned for the new musical Cats (musical)|Cats , by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber , and was cast as Jemima. After a year in Cats , Brightman took over from Bonnie Langford as Kate in The Pirates of Penzance at the Drury Lane Theatre, London, and appeared as Tara Treetops in Masquerade (musical)|Masquerade , a musical based on Kit Williams 's Masquerade (book)|book of the same title . On that year she left to play the title role in Charles Strouse 's children's opera, Nightingale (musical)|Nightingale . http://www.sarah-brightman.com/htm_sarah/biogtwo.shtml

Enticed by a rave review, Webber went to watch her in the show one evening and was greatly impressed by her performance. Though she had appeared in his musical Cats , Webber had not previously singled Brightman out as a great talent. The two married in 1984, and Brightman appeared in Lloyd Webber's subsequent musicals including The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|The Phantom of the Opera and Song and Dance , as well as the mass (music)|mass Requiem (Webber)|Requiem , the latter written for her.

Scarcely a year later, Brightman's recording of Pie Jesu rocketed up the charts, selling 25,000 copies on the first day of release and peaking at number 3, no mean feat for a song in Latin. With classical music permeating the Lloyd Webber household (Brightman was in heavy operatic training at the time), Lloyd Webber was moved to write the Requiem Mass as a tribute to young victims of war. Its Manhattan premiere, starring Placido Domingo and Brightman, was filmed by both PBS and the BBC for later broadcast. The LP eventually became UK's top selling classical album of the year and earned Brightman a Grammy nomination as Best New Classical Artist."cite web |title= Video Biography |url= http://www.sarah-brightman.com/sound_vision.html |publisher= Sarah Brightman Official Website |accessdate=18 June 2009

Brightman starred as Christine Daa� in Lloyd Webber's adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|The Phantom of the Opera . The role of Christine was written specifically for her. Lloyd Webber refused to open The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway unless Brightman played Christine. Initially, the American Actors' Equity Association balked, because of their policy that any non-American performer must be an international star. Lloyd Webber had to cast an American in a leading role in his next West End theatre|West End musical before Equity would allow Brightman to appear (a promise he kept in casting Aspects of Love ). In the end, it was a compromise that more than paid off. "Phantom" chalked up a staggering $17 million in advance sales prior to opening night on 28 January 1988, and generated a public and media frenzy that is unmatched since. Time . Brightman performed the show on Broadway for six months " http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,966470,00.html Chills, Thrills, and Trapdoors" 18 January 1988. Retrieved 15 October 2006. The original cast album was the first in British musical history to enter the music charts at number one. Album sales now exceed forty million worldwide and it is the biggest selling cast album of all time, and has gone six times platinum in the US, twice platinum in the UK, nine times platinum in Germany, four times platinum in the Netherlands , 21 times platinum in Korea and 17 times platinum in Taiwan .cite web|url= http://www.westendtheatre.com/tag/sarah-brightman/ |title=Sarah Brightman & #124; London Theatre and West End Shows from |publisher=West End Theatre.com |accessdate=7 July 2011

After leaving Phantom , she performed in a tour of Lloyd Webber's music throughout England, Canada and the United States, and performed Requiem in the Soviet Union. Studio recordings from this time include the single "Anything But Lonely" from Aspects of Love and two solo albums: the 1988 album The Trees They Grow So High , a compilation of folk song s accompanied by piano, and the 1989 album The Songs That Got Away , a compilation of obscure musical theatre songs from shows by such composers as Irving Berlin and Stephen Sondheim . Brightman also sang the song "Make Believe" during the credits of the children's film " Grandpa "; Howard Blake wrote the music and lyrics.cite web|url= http://www.early-sarah-brightman.com/makebelieve.htm |title=Make Believe |publisher=Early-sarah-brightman.com |accessdate=7 July 2011

By 1990, Brightman and Lloyd Webber separated, due in part to infidelities on Webber's side.cite web|url= http://josvg.home.xs4all.nl/cits/sb/intervw.html |title=Interview with Sarah Brightman: "Wrapped up in her gift" |publisher=Josvg.home.xs4all.nl |date= |accessdate=21 June 2012 After their divorce, Brightman played the lead in Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love|Aspects in London opposite Michael Praed , before transferring to Broadway.Chin, Siew May. Official biography, part one. http://www.sarah-brightman.com. Her subsequent solo album, As I Came of Age , was an eclectic collection of folk-rock and musical theatre songs that Brightman herself chose.

1990s: Solo career


After her very successful stage career, Brightman decided to make a fresh start and embark on a solo career. In 1992, Brightman made an appearance with Jos� Carreras at the Barcelona Olympic Games singing the theme song "Amigos Para Siempre" ("Friends forever") to a worldwide audience of 3 billion people. Following her appearance, Brightman travelled to Germany to work with co-producer Frank Peterson of �Enigma� fame The two collaborated on the album �Dive,� released in 1993 a water-themed pop album that featured " Captain Nemo (song)|Captain Nemo ", a cover of a song by the Swedish electronica band Dive (Swedish band)|Dive .Demalon, Tom. "Allmusic|class=album|id=r169793|pure_url=yes Review: Dive". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 February 2007. The album is considered Brightman's first success as a recording solo artist, receiving her first Gold award for exceptional sales in Canada.cite web|url= http://www.cria.ca/cert_db_search.php |title=Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum |publisher=Cria.ca |accessdate=7 July 2011

Brightman and Peterson�s second collaboration yielded the pop rock album, Fly (Sarah Brightman album)| Fly (1995). The album catapulted Brightman to fame across Europe, and she unveiled its hit track �A Question of Honor� � a m�lange of electronic, rock, classical strings and excerpts from the Alfredo Catalani opera �La Wally�.Malich, Daniel. "Allmusic|class=album|id=r368550|pure_url=yes Review: Fly". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 February 2007.
The song and the video were introduced at the World Boxing Championship match between Germany's Henry Maske and Graciano Rocchigiani .

"Time to Say Goodbye", taken from the album Timeless , released in 1997, was the second song Brightman debuted for Maske, this time at his retirement match. This duet with tenor Andrea Bocelli became an international hit and sold more than 3 million copies in Germany alone,cite web|url= http://www.early-sarah-brightman.com/bio1.htm#1990 |title=Biography |publisher=Early-sarah-brightman.com |accessdate=7 July 2011 became Germany's best-selling single, and was successful in numerous other countries; the album eventually sold over 12 million copies worldwide. It is regarded as one of Brightman's and Bocelli's, signature songs.

In March 1998, her own PBS special, Sarah Brightman: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall , marked the point when she crossed from Billboard's Top Heat seekers chart to the Billboard 200 chart, with Time to Say Goodbye .Cite news | last1=Reece | first1=Doug | last2=Spahr | first2=Wolfgang | author-link= | date=4 April 1998 | title=PBS gives big boost to Brightman's Angel set | periodical=Billboard | volume=110 | issue=14 | pages=7�8 | id=ISSN 0006-2510 | url= | postscript= The same year, Brightman starred A Gala Christmas in Vienna along side Placido Domingo , Helmut Lottie and Riccardo Cocciante singing traditional Christmas carols. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0254342/ A Gala Christmas in Vienna (TV 1997) � IMDb On 7 April 1998 she was one of the guest stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th Birthday Celebration singing Hossanaa with Dennis O'Neill , Pie Jesu , Phantom of the Opera with Antonio Banderas , All I Ask of You with Michael Ball (singer)|Michael Ball and Music of the Night . http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0169554/ "Great Performances" Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration (TV episode 1998) � IMDb

With the success of Timeless , Brightman felt freer to put herself into her next endeavour. Brightman released her next album, Eden (Sarah Brightman album)|Eden in 1998. She hand-selected each song and convinced the Academy Award-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone to let her set lyrics to one of his film compositions, � Gabriel�s Oboe � from the film � The Mission (1986 film)|The Mission � resulting in the now legendary � Nella Fantasia �.

The release of Eden also led to a concert tour of the same name, Brightman�s first world tour and a huge success. Eden reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Classical Crossover chart and No. 65 on the Billboard 200 charts and was certified Gold.

2000�2004: Further international success


Next came the album La Luna. For this album, Brightman chose songs drawing on influences as diverse as pop, vintage jazz, and high opera, in homages to Dvorak, Beethoven and Billie Holiday. La Luna also reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Top Internet Albums and peaked at No. 17, with 900.000 US sales reaching Gold. In 2000 Brightman�s PBS La Luna concert, she sang There for Me (Sarah Brightman song)|There for Me in a duet with an up and coming star, Josh Groban . At the end of 2001, Billboard magazine noted Brightman as the most important classical crossover artist from the UK.Cite news | last1=Masson | first1=Gordon | last2=Newman | first2=Melinda | author-link= | date=22 December 2001 | title=Reversal of fortune: UK artists see US sales rise | periodical=Billboard | volume=113 | issue=51 | pages=1, 51 | id=ISSN 0006-2510 | url= | postscript=

In 2000, Brightman sold more records than Elton John and the Rolling Stones , becoming America's highest-selling and top touring British artist.cite news| url= http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1012001/Rolling-years-Is-Sarah-Brightman-looking-better-did-20-years-ago.html | location=London |work=Daily Mail | first1=Simon | last1=Cable | first2=Donna | last2=McConnell | title=Sarah Brightman rolls back the years � is she looking better than she did 25 years ago? | date=9 April 2008

Brightman ventured for the first time into film acting in 2000 when she was part of the cast of the German film "Zeit der Erkenntnis", based on Rosamunde Pilcher book. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244176/ "Rosamunde Pilcher" Zeit der Erkenntnis (TV episode 2000) � IMDb

In 2001, Brightman released Classics (Sarah Brightman album)|Classics , an anthology including highlights from three of Brightman's chart-topping releases along with seven new tracks; this was released worldwide except Europe. In the US the album peaked at No. 66 on the Billboard's 200 charts and promptly went Gold.cite certification|region=United States|artist=Sarah Brightman It reached No. 2 on Billboard's Classical Crossover charts.

Her 2003 album Harem (album)|Harem represented another departure: a Middle Eastern music|Middle Eastern-themed album influenced by dance music. On Harem , Brightman collaborated with artists such as Ofra Haza and Iraq i singer Kazem al-Saher . Nigel Kennedy contributed violin tracks to the songs " Free (Sarah Brightman song)|Free " and "The War is Over", and Jaz Coleman contributed arrangements.

The album peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard 200 charts,Cite news | last=Ault | first=Susanne | author-link= | date=10 April 2004 | title=Brightman's Harem Tour A Welcome Surprise | periodical=Billboard | volume=116 | issue=15 | page=17 | id=ISSN 0006-2510 | url= | postscript= No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart, No. 1 on the Swedish Album Chart, and yielded a No. 1 dance/club single with the remix of the title track. Some time later, another single from the album (the ballad "Free", cowritten with Sophie B. Hawkins ) became a second Top-10 hit on this chart. A year later of the album's release, Harem was referred as a multi-million seller in EMI 's annual music sales report. http://www ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php? p=707931 Sarah Brightman's Harem From EMI Music (www.emigroup.com) 2006 Annual Report. dead link|date=July 2011

The albums Eden , La Luna and Harem were accompanied by live world tours which incorporated the theatricality of her stage origins. In both 2000 and 2001, Brightman was among the top 10 most popular British performers in the US, with concert sales grossing $7.2 million from 34 shows in 2000 and over $5 million from 21 shows in 2001.name="billboard_ukartists" In 2004 the Harem tour grossed $60 million and sold 800,000 tickets.

2006�2008: Diva and Symphony


Brightman released a DVD collection of her music videos on 3 October 2006 under the title of Diva: The Video Collection . Diva: The Singles Collection|The Singles Collection is the accompanying CD, released on the same date. The album marked the first time Brightman has released a greatest hits album in the United States; it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart. Her other reflective offerings for Europe were The Very Best of 1990�2000 and Classics: The Best of Sarah Brightman .

During this time, subsequent appearances include the Concert for Diana in July 2007, where she sang " All I Ask of You " from The Phantom of the Opera with Josh Groban . Around 15 million people from across the UK watched Concert for Diana at home, and it was broadcast to over 500 million homes in 140 countries; On 7 July 2007 Brightman performed four songs (" Nessun Dorma ", "La Luna", " Nella Fantasia " and "Time to Say Goodbye") and debuted her single " Running (Sarah Brightman song)|Running " at the 2007 International Association of Athletics Federations|IAAF 2007 World Championships in Athletics|Championships in Osaka, Japan on 25 August.cite web|url= http://liveearth.msn.com/artists/sarahbrightman |title=Sarah Brightman at Live Earth |publisher=Liveearth.msn.com |accessdate=7 July 2011 She also participated at the 2007 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade , where she performed "The Journey Home" on the Jolly Polly Pirate Ship.cite web|url= http://www.macysinc.com/pressroom/macys/macyseast/media_kits.asp? strAction=ShowItem& itemid=6083 |title=Macy's Press Release |publisher=Macysinc.com |accessdate=7 July 2011 She recorded a duet with Anne Murray singing " Snowbird (song)|Snowbird " on Murray's 2007 album Anne Murray Duets: Friends and Legends .
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On May 2007, Brightman was invited along with Lesley Garrett to sing at the Wembley Stadium in London the anthem " Abide With Me before the FA Cup final between Chelsea F.C.|Chelsea and Manchester United . http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/FACompetitions/TheFACup/NewsAndFeatures/2009/CupFinal_OpeningCeremony Opening ceremony details, 14 April 2011./

At a dinner held at Mansion House, London|The Mansion House , on 10 September 2008, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales highlighted the urgent need for action to halt tropical deforestation. The Prince invited Brightman to sing at the event they hosted to engage the financial community in the task of finding a solution to the problem of making rainforests worth more alive than dead. The music performed was Nella Fantasia (used in the The Mission (soundtrack)|soundtrack of the movie The Mission (1986 film)|The Mission ) and further declared a Hymn to the rainforests. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=MSdNlHo_Zms Hymn to the Rainforest (Sarah Brightman, Nella Fantasia), 14 April 2011./

On 29 January 2008, Brightman released her first album in five years: Symphony (album)|Symphony , influenced by symphonic metal|gothic music . http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/29arlyshow/leisure/music/main3764357.shtml Brightman Gives "Symphony" After 5 Years, CBS News , 29 January 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2008/ In the United States, it became Brightman's most successful chart entry and also her highest ranked album on Billboard's "Top 200 Albums". It was also a No. 1 album on two other Billboard's charts: "Top Internet Albums" and "Top Classical Crossover Albums". The album moved there 32,033 copies in first week,cite web |url= http://hitsdailydouble.com/sales/archcht.cgi? cht279|title=Sarah Brightman's New CD, Symphony is Soprano's Highest US Chart Debut |publisher=PR Newswire |date=6 February 2008 |accessdate=9 April 2008 according to Nielsen Soundscan . The album was a Multi-Platinum and a top 5 release in China, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Poland , and a top 20 across Europe. http:// worldwidealbums.net/artist.htmdead link|date=July 2011cite web |url= http://www.emigroup.com/Press/2008/press48.htm |title=Sarah Brightman scores highest charting album in over a decade |publisher=EMI press releases, news |date=6 February 2008 |accessdate=9 April 2008 |archiveurl = http://www.emigroup.com/Press/2008/press48.htm |archivedate = 2 August 2008

Featured on the album were artists Andrea Bocelli , Fernando Lima , and Kiss (band)|KISS vocalist Paul Stanley , who duets with Brightman on " Where the Lost Ones Go|I Will Be with You ", the album version of the theme song to the 10th Pok�mon (anime)|Pocket Monsters motion picture, Pok�mon: The Rise of Darkrai|Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai ( Pok�mon: The Rise of Darkrai ).Price, Deborah Evans. The song "Symphony" is a cover version of the song "Symphonie" by the German band Silbermond. http://www.reuters.com/article/musicNews/idUSN1232056520080113 Sarah Brightman releasing first album in five years, Reuters , 12 January 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2008. On 16 January 2008, she also appeared in concert at Vienna�s St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna|Stephansdom Cathedral , performing songs from her new album. Special guests who sang duets with Brightman include Italian tenor Alessandro Safina , Argentinean countertenor Fernando Lima , and British singer Chris Thompson (English musician)|Chris Thompson .

She performed two songs, " Pie Jesu " and " There You'll Be ", at the United States Memorial Day concert on 25 May 2008 held on the United States Capitol#Grounds|west lawn of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.. The top-rated show was broadcast live on Public Broadcasting Service|PBS before a concert audience of 300,000 and millions more at home, as well as to American troops serving around the world on the American Forces Radio and Television Network. http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm? fuseaction=showEvent& event=NIMEM ational Symphony Orchestra: Memorial Day Concert, 29 January 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2008/
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Brightman made her feature film debut as Blind Mag in the rock musical film Repo& #33; The Genetic Opera which was released on 7 November 2008.
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Brightman was cast in the film at the last minute after the original actress who was cast for the role was dropped.
On 8 August 2008, Brightman was honoured to sing the Olympic theme song, " You and Me (Olympic theme song)|You and Me ", with Chinese star Liu Huan in both Mandarin Chinese|Mandarin and English at the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony|Beijing Olympics opening ceremony . The event appeased the already established supreme popularity and recognition of Brightman in the Asian country. The performance was broadcast to over five billion viewers. In the 26 hours after the performance, "You and Me" was downloaded 5.7 million times. http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2008/10/18/sarah_brightman_to_release_first_ever_ch_4 Sarah Brightman To Release First Ever Christmas CD, 'A Winter Symphony,' 4 November, 24 March 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2010 /cite news
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On 4 November 2008, Brightman released her first holiday album, entitled A Winter Symphony , the album debuted at number No. 38 on the Billboard Top 200 and scored a number six in the Top Holiday Albums , being the first entry for Brightman on this chart.cite web |url= http://www.playbill.com/news/article/120779.html |title= Sarah Brightman to Release Holiday Recording|accessdate=28 August 2008 |last= Gans |first= Andrew |date= 27 July 2008 |work=Playbill To accompany Symphony (album)|Symphony and A Winter Symphony , Brightman embarked on a tour in Autumn 2008; "The Symphony World Tour" featured new and groundbreaking technology, with virtual and holographic stage sets that had never been seen before in any touring concert production.cite web |url= http://www.revenantmedia.com/index.php? option=com_content& task=view& id=1544 |title= Superstar soprano sarah brightman kicks off world tour this fall using revolutionary stage technology|accessdate=14 April 2011 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 14 April 2011 |publisher= Revenant Media

2009�2010: Rise in Latin American and Asian markets


Following her performance at the 2008 Summer Olympics|Beijing Olympics , Brightman was appointed as the Shanghai 2010 World Expo Promotion Ambassador in Britain. In anticipation of the Expo, she launched "Shanghai Week in London", which showcases the city's Cultural heritage|heritage and culture.cite web|url= http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-01/30/content_10737069.htm |title=Sarah Brightman: Shanghai World Expo Promotion Ambassador in UK_English_Xinhua |publisher=News.xinhuanet.com |date=30 January 2009 |accessdate=7 July 2011

In response to persistent calls for a global release of the Symphony: Live in Vienna concert, EMI Music launched worldwide the Public Broadcasting Service|PBS special which features Brightman's landmark performance at Vienna �s St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna|St. Stephen's Cathedral on 16 January 2008, in both audio and visual formats. The Symphony � Live in Vienna television special debuted on PBS in March 2008 during the network�s spring pledge drive and aired throughout the month. The album broke all-time records of sales in Taiwan and experienced success in certain Latin American markets.cite web|url= http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c? hl=en& ie=UTF-8& sl=auto& tl=en& u= http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2009/new/apr/7/today-show8.htm& prev=_t& rurl=translate.google.com& twu=1& usg=ALkJrhjq9p_Kpo5hXMUbp0hH9Vhd4TJEcg |title= Sarah singing insider open to the public drinking edge |publisher= The Liberty Times |accessdate=12 November 2010

The music of Brightman was featured in the movie Amarufi: Megami no h�sh� (international title: Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess ), which was a special production to mark Fuji Television 's 50th anniversary. The first Japanese movie to be shot entirely on location in Italy. In conjunction with the release of the movie Amalfi , Brightman released only in Japan an album titled Amalfi - Sarah Brightman Love Songs which reached Gold status in the aforementioned country.cite web |url= http://www.electricvenus.com/music/sarah-brightman-amalfi.html/comment-page-1|title= Sarah Brightman � Amalfi|accessdate=20 December 2009 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 20 December 2009 |publisher= Electric Venuscite web|url= http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/200911.html |title=?????? ????????|???? |publisher=Riaj.or.jp |accessdate=12 November 2010


Autumn 2009 saw Brightman starting a new concert tour called Sarah Brightman In Concert covering Latin America with 13 sold-out performances in Mexico , Venezuela , Colombia , Peru, Chile , Argentina, and Brazil . The last venue of the tour, "The Concert of the Pyramid" featured Brightman performing a concert at the archaeological site of Chichen Itza , an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World .cite web |url= http://www.yucatan-holidays.com/guidebook/sarah-brightman-an-unforgettable-night-in-chichen-itza/|title= Sarah Brightman Chichen Itz�|accessdate=20 December 2009 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 20 December 2009 |publisher= Yucatan Holidays

The year closed as Symphony: Live in Vienna was listed as the thirteenth best-selling album of the year in Mexico .cite web |url= http://www.amprofon.com.mx/Archivos/PDF/top_anual/Top_100_Album_2009.pdf |title= "Los M�s Vendidos" (The best-sellers) 2009|accessdate=17 December 2011 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |publisher= AMPROFON (In 2008 she also had 2 top-selling albums in the country: Symphony (album)|Symphony and A Winter Symphony in the 29 and 83 spots respectively)cite web |url= http://www.amprofon.com.mx/Archivos/PDF/top_anual/Top_100_Album_2008.pdf|title= "Los M�s Vendidos" (The best-sellers) 2008|accessdate=17 December 2011 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |publisher= AMPROFON

Given the increasing popularity of Brightman in Asia, the artist toured there in late 2010 with 5 gigs in Tokyo alone, followed by presentations on Kanazawa, Ishikawa|Kanazawa , Nagoya , Osaka in Japan, Macau in China and Seoul in South Korea. The singer headed to perform in private events in Canada and Ukraine as well as part of the tour.cite web |url= http://today24news.com/entertainment/sarah-brightman-orchestra-concert-tour-dates-2010-revealed-164310 |title= Sarah Brightman Orchestra Concert Tour dates 2010 revealed |accessdate=20 December 2009 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 20 December 2009 |publisher= Myspacecite web |url= http://translate.google.com/translate? js=n& prev=_t& hl=en& ie=UTF-8& layout=2& eotf=1& sl=auto& tl=en& u=http%3A%2F%2Fe-motion.tochka.net%2F50498-sara-braytman-vzorvala-donetsk-foto%3Flang%3Dru |title= Sarah Brightman blew Donetsk!|accessdate=9 December 2010 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 9 December 2010 |publisher= E-motioncite web |url= http://www.downtownoshawanews.com/? p=55 |title= Singing for a cause|accessdate=9 December 2010 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 9 December 2010 |publisher= E-motion

Back in the United States she appeared on America's Got Talent on September 2010 finale episode before that season's winner was revealed. Brightman was the celebrity guest duetting with ten year old contestant Jackie Evancho .cite web|url= http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2010/09/15/jackie-evancho-sings-time-to-say-good-bye-with-sarah-brightman-americas-got-talent-2010-91510/ |title=Jackie Evancho Sarah Brightman Sing Time To Say Good Bye � America�s Got Talent 2010 9/15/10 |publisher=Viral Viral Videos |date= |accessdate=21 June 2012

On 21 October 2010, Brightman became a permanent United States resident with the acquisition of her green card.cite news| url= http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/8090714/Time-to-say-goodbye-Sarah-Brightman-leaves-Britain-to-become-US-citizen.html | work=The Daily Telegraph | first=Andy | last=Bloxham | title=Time to say goodbye: Sarah Brightman leaves Britain to become US citizen | date=3 November 2010

On 3 November 2010, Brightman was invited to sing at the Todai-ji Buddhist temple complex located in the city of Nara, Nara|Nara , Japan. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara".cite web |url= http://sarahbrightmanallfans.blogspot.com/2010/11/sarah-brightman-in-todai-ji-temple.html |title= Sarah Brightman in Todai-ji Temple (Video recording) |accessdate=20 December 2009 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 20 December 2009 |publisher= SBAFcite web |url= http://www.mbs.jp/oto/ |title= Todai-ji Otobutai starring Sarah Brightman |accessdate=20 December 2009 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 20 December 2009 The concert was recorded and later broadcasted nationwide by TBS (TV channel)|TBS network.cite web |url= http://www.mbs.jp/oto/index.shtml |title= Todai-ji Otobutai starring Sarah Brightman |accessdate=20 December 2009 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 20 December 2009

Her popularity continues to rise remarkably in Asia, with high profile appearances and sales. Brightman was South Korea's best-selling international artist of 2010 with her album Diva: The Singles Collection charting the almost the whole year in the No. 1 spot ahead Mariah Carey , Michael Jackson , Eminem , among others. The album was released in 2006, but charted again in both 2009 and 2010 when Brightman toured there with the The Symphony World Tour|Symphony World Tour and Sarah Brightman In Concert With Orchestra . Diva was certified Double Platinum in South Korea . Also, her digital single " Nella Fantasia " has sold 2 million copies in the country.cite web|url= http://www.gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/notice/view.gaon? idx=39 |title=:: ????? ????? :: |publisher=Gaonchart.co.kr |accessdate=7 July 2011

2011 � present: New Music and Space



On 27 January 2011 Hunan Broadcasting System , China's second biggest television network after China Central Television ( CCTV ) invited Brightman to participate in their Spring Festival , analogous celebration to the New Year's celebrations in the Western countries. She sang Scarborough Fair (ballad)|Scarborough Fair -Brightman's evergreen song in China- and Nessun Dorma .cite web |url= http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c? hl=en& ie=UTF-8& sl=zh-CN& tl=en& u= http://gb.cri.cn/27564/2011/01/27/4945s3138837.htm& prev=_t& rurl=translate.google.com& twu=1& usg=ALkJrhg-yRFxLXpXFGWayB1ihCHvUiaA7A |title= Sarah Brightman during the Spring Festival |accessdate=6 February 2011 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 6 February 2011 |publisher= CRI Online For the first time it was revealed that Brightman charges an average of US$ 150,000 for interpretation in such events as Chinese media remarked.cite web |url= http://www.google.com/#hl=en& sugexp=ldymls& xhr=t& q=one+million+yuan+in+dollars& cp=27& qe=b25lIG1pbGxpb24geXVhbiBpbiBkb2xsYXJz& qesig=xsZH9nN8GdH7zqXzjgiWoA& pkc=AFgZ2tl3EGRd1pYz1hQTFQYVVUnP5PdMde_ibwQRgBNKaWb5RlFnguj986Q9_Q9Gxo22HZOb2b1YibZX1OFM8BkxaF_gl9KxuQ& pf=p& sclient=psy& aq=f& aqi=& aql=& oq=one+million+yuan+in+dollars& pbx=1& fp=32534385c87c8439 |title= One Million Yuan in US Dollars |accessdate=6 February 2011 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 6 February 2011 |publisher= CRI Online
When announcing the arrival of Brightman in their country, local press took the opportunity to mention China's appreciation and gratitude for the singer by her donations for the development of that area of China after the Wenchuan earthquake .cite web |url= http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c? hl=en& ie=UTF-8& sl=zh-CN& tl=en& u= http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/micro-reading/dzh/2011-01-24/content_1635925.html& prev=_t& rurl=translate.google.com& twu=1& usg=ALkJrhjcuywFaz_EE1Y7dEJt6xEjvUq3fA |title= Sarah Brightman twists and turns sharp-eyed reporter arrived first discovered star |accessdate=6 February 2011 |last= Vanoni |first= Matthew |date= 6 February 2011 |publisher= CRI Online

On 1 & 2 October 2011, she made a special appearance during the finale of The Phantom of the Opera at The Albert Hall ; a fully staged production performed at the famous London venue - marking 25 years since the musical received its world premiere. Introduced as his "Angel of Music" by Andrew Lloyd Webber , Brightman performed the title song backed by five past, present and future Phantoms. The production front of an audience of 5,500 was broadcast live into cinemas around the globe including in the U.S, around Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia.cite news| url= http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/09/phantom-of-the-opera-celebrates-25-years-with-cinema-broadcast.html | work=Los Angeles Times

While receiving the UNESCO Artist for Peace Award, Brightman announced that she is recording a new studio album set for a late 2012 release and will embark on another World Tour in 2013. In August of 2012, it was reported that Brightman had received medical approval to begin cosmonaut training outside of Moscow, possibly to become only the eighth " Space tourism|space tourist " to pay for a ride on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to visit the International Space Station , in 2015.cite news| url= http://news.yahoo.com/singer-sarah-brightman-may-russias-next-space-tourist-135239467.html |title=Singer Sarah Brightman may be Russia's next space tourist: report
|work=Reuters |accessdate=22 August 2012

On 26 September 2012, Sarah Brightman's new website was launched along with a free download for community members of her new single "Angel" from her upcoming album Dreamchaser set to be released in January 2013. http://broadwayworld.com/printcolumn.php? id=409044

Philanthropy


Since January 2010, Brightman is Panasonic 's global Brand Ambassador. Together they launched the song "Shall Be Done" at Panasonic's Olympic Pavilion at Live City Yaletown, the official celebration site of the 2010 Winter Games held in Vancouver, Canada . The lyrics of the song express Panasonic's vision for the next generation as well as Brightman's vision, infusing the spirit of 'ideas for life' of contribution for a sustainable society. The song has been used in a wide range of global promotional activities including stores, advertising, exhibitions and other events.

On 8 February 2012 Brightman accepted the UNESCO nomination to be an �Artist For Peace� Ambassador.cite web|author=Source: Unescopress |url= http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/global_recording_artist_sarah_brightman_designated_unesco_artist_for_peace/ |title=Global recording artist, Sarah Brightman designated UNESCO Artist for Peace & #124; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization |publisher=Unesco.org |date= |accessdate=21 June 2012 Additionally, she is actively engaged in Panasonic's UNESCO World Heritage Centre endeavors, and stars in their The World Heritage Special campaign.

In 2012 In conjunction with Virgin Galactic, The Brightman STEM Scholarship program (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) was launched. It will help young women in the US pursue STEM education across their four year college careers.

Awards


Sarah Brightman has received over 180 Gold and Platinum sales awards in over 40 different countries around the world including United States, Australia, Japan, UK, China, Mexico, Canada and Germany. http://www.sarah-brightman.com/htm_sarah/awards.html

Main|List of awards received by Sarah Brightmancol-begincol-2
  • 1986 Grammy Nomination, Best Classical Artist, UScite web|url= http://www.shanghai-today.com/topstoriesdetails/? 533 |title=Sarah Brightman: Shanghai World Expo Promotion Ambassador in UK |publisher=Shanghai-today.com |accessdate=7 July 2011

  • 1996 Echo Award nomination: Best Female Artist, Germany

  • 1996 RSH Gold: Best Female Artist, Germany

  • 1997 Echo Award nomination: Best Female Artist

  • 1998 Echo Award : Best Song Time To Say Goodbye

  • 1998 Golden Lion Award: Best Live Performance, Germany

  • 1998 Goldene Europa Award: Best Female Artist, Germany

  • 1998 Guinness Book Entry: Germany�s Best-Selling Single of All Time Time to Say Goodbye

  • 1998 Grammy Taiwan : Best Selling Record Time to Say Goodbye (album)|Timeless

  • 1998 Unesco Hand-in-Hand Award

  • 1999 Czechoslovakian Grammy: Singer of the Year

  • 1999 Echo Award nomination: Best Female Artist, Germany

  • 1999 The Point Trophy, Dublin -Ireland: Highest-Grossing Ticket Sales One Night in Eden

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  • 2000 IFPI Award, Europe: Album sales exceeding one million copies in Europe Time to Say Goodbye (album)|Timeless

  • 2001 New Age Voice Music Award, US: Best Vocal Album

  • 2003 Media Control Award, GAS: Biggest Hit of All Time Time To Say Goodbye

  • 2004 Arabian Music Award: Best Collaboration (�The War Is Over� with Kazim Al Saher)

  • 2004 Arabian Music Award: Best Female Artist

  • 2005 New York Film Festival: First Prize, Music Documentary (A Desert Fantasy)

  • 2005 New York Film Festival: Third Prize, Music Video Time to Say Goodbye

  • 2007 The 21st Japan Gold Disc Award 2007: Classic Album of the Year Diva: The Singles Collection cite web|url= http://translate.google.com/translate? js=y& prev=_t& hl=en& ie=UTF-8& layout=1& eotf=1& u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.riaj.or.jp%2F& sl=ja& tl=en |title=Google Translate |publisher=Google |accessdate=7 July 2011

  • 2009 The 23rd Japan Gold Disc Award 2009: Classic Album of the Year A Winter Symphony

  • 2009 The 24th Japan Gold Disc Award 2010: Classic Album of the Year Amalfi - Sarah Brightman Love Songs

  • 2009 Mexico's Lunas del Auditorio nomination: Best Pop-album in foreign language Symphony: Live in Vienna cite web|author=& nbsp; & nbsp; |url= http://musikislife.net/nominados-lunas-del-auditorio-2009/ |title=Nominados Lunas del Auditorio 2009 � Musik is Life |publisher=Musikislife.net |accessdate=7 July 2011

  • 2010 Mexico's Lunas del Auditorio nomination: Best Pop-artist in foreign languagecite web|url= http://lunasauditorio.com.mx/index.asp? action=content.main& cID=1,553 |title=Lunas del Auditorio |publisher=Lunasauditorio.com.mx |accessdate=7 July 2011

  • Golden Key to the city of Chicago

  • Golden Key to the city of Istanbul

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    Stage credits


    Musicals


  • I and Albert (as Vicky and street waif), 1973 Picadilly Theatre, London

  • Cats (musical)|Cats (as Jemima), 1981 New London Theatre

  • The Pirates of Penzance (as Kate), 1982

  • Masquerade (musical)|Masquerade (as Tara Treetops), 1982

  • Nightingale (musical)|Nightingale (as Nightingale), 1982 Buxton Festival and the Lyric, Hammersmith

  • Song and Dance (as the girl), Palace Theatre in London on 28 April 1984

  • The Merry Widow (as Valencienne), 1985

  • The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|The Phantom of the Opera (as Christine Daa�), 1986 Her Majesty's Theatre London, 1988 Broadway

  • Aspects of Love (as Rose Vibert), 1990


  • Plays


  • '' Trelawny of the 'Wells'|Trelawny of the Wells (as Rose Trelawney), 1992

  • Relative Values (play)|Relative Values (as Miranda Frayle), 1993 Chichester Festival and Savoy Theatre

  • Dangerous Obsession (as Sally Driscoll), 1994 Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke

  • The Innocents (play)|The Innocents (as Miss Giddens), 1995 Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke


  • Filmography


  • Granpa , 1989 animated children's film, singing "Make Believe" over the end credits

  • Brokedown Palace , 1999 singing "Deliver me".

  • Zeit der Erkenntnis , 2000 feature film (Germany), as herself

  • Repo& #33; The Genetic Opera , 2008 feature film, as Blind Mag

  • Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess|Amarufi: Megami no h�sh� ( Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess ), 2009 feature film (Japan), as herself

  • First Night (aka Cosi) , 2010 feature film, as Celia


  • Selected discography


    further|Sarah Brightman discographycol-begincol-2

    Studio albums




  • 1988: The Trees They Grow So High (album)|The Trees They Grow So High

  • 1990: As I Came Of Age

  • 1993: Dive (Sarah Brightman album)|Dive

  • 1995: Fly (Sarah Brightman album)|Fly

  • 1997: Time to Say Goodbye (album)|Time to Say Goodbye

  • 1998: Eden (Sarah Brightman album)|Eden

  • 2000: La Luna (album)|La Luna

  • 2003: Harem (album)|Harem

  • 2008: Symphony (album)|Symphony

  • 2008: A Winter Symphony

  • 2013: Dreamchaser

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    Albums with Lloyd Webber



  • 1989: The Songs That Got Away

  • 1992: Sarah Brightman Sings the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • 1995: Surrender (Sarah Brightman album)|Surrender

  • 1997: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection

  • 2002: Encore (Sarah Brightman album)|Encore

  • 2005: Love Changes Everything (Sarah Brightman album)|Love Changes Everything


  • Compilation albums



  • 2001: The Very Best of 1990-2000 & Classics (Sarah Brightman album)|Classics

  • 2006: Classics: The Best of Sarah Brightman & Diva: The Singles Collection

  • 2009: Amalfi - Sarah Brightman Love Songs & Bella Voce (Sarah Brightman album)|Bella Voce

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    Duets


  • Andrea Bocelli & nbsp;� " Time to Say Goodbye ", " Canto Della Terra "

  • Pl�cido Domingo & nbsp;� Requiem Mass|Requiem (Lloyd Webber) , "The Closing of the year", "La ci darem la mano", "Love Unspoken", "Time to say goodbye", "La Traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici... Brindisi", "Die Lustige Witwe& nbsp;� Lippen Schweigen","The Phantom Of The Opera: All I Ask Of You", "West Side Story: Maria & Tonight", "Fr�hliche Weihnacht", "Cantemos rapaces", "Angels from the realms of glory", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Happy Christmas", "Silent Night"

  • John Gielgud & nbsp;� "Gus: the Theatre Cat"

  • Jos� Carreras & nbsp;� "Amigos para Siempre ", "Love Unspoken", "La Traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici... Brindisi"", "Subaru"

  • Michael Crawford & nbsp;� The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber): "Little Lotti.../The Mirror...", "The Phantom Of The Opera", "I Remember.../"Stranger Than You Dreamt It...", "Notes.../Twisted Every way...", "Wandering child.../Bravo, Monsieur...", The Point Of No Return", "Down Once More.../Track Down This Murder..."

  • Steve Barton & nbsp;� The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber): "Think Of Me", "Little Lotti.../The Mirror...", "Why Have You Brought Me Here.../Raoul, I've Been There...", "All I Ask Of You", "Notes.../Twisted Every Way...", "Wandering Child.../Bravo, Monsieur...", "Down Once More.../Track Down This Murderer..."

  • Janet Devenish & nbsp;� The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber): "Angel Of Music"

  • Rosemary Ashe & nbsp;� The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber): "Think Of Me", "Notes.../Twisted Every Way...#

  • Elaine Paige & nbsp;� Cats (musical)|Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber): "Memory"

  • Brian Blessed & nbsp;� Cats (musical)|Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber): "The Moments Of Hapiness"

  • Gordon Sandison & nbsp;� Nightingale (musical)|Nightingale (Charles Strouse): "I Was Lost", "Death Duet"

  • Susannah Fellows & nbsp;� Nightingale (musical)|Nightingale (Charles Strouse): "Rivers Cannot Flow Upwards", "Death Duet"

  • Michael Heath & nbsp;� Nightingale (musical)|Nightingale (Charles Strouse): "Death Duet"

  • Alexa Vega & nbsp;� Repo& #33; The Genetic Opera : "At The Opera Tonight", "Chase The Morning", "Everyone's a Composer"

  • Nancy Long & nbsp;� Repo& #33; The Genetic Opera : "Chase The Morning"

  • Paris Hilton & nbsp;� Repo& #33; The Genetic Opera : "At The Opera Tonight", "Bravi!", "Luigi, Pavi, Amber Harass Mag"

  • Bill Moseley & nbsp;� Repo& #33; The Genetic Opera : "At The Opera Tonight", "Bravi!", "Luigi, Pavi, Amber Harass Mag"

  • Paul Sorvino & nbsp;� Repo& #33; The Genetic Opera : "At The Opera Tonight", "Bravi!", "Luigi, Pavi, Amber Harass Mag", "Seeing You Stirs Memories (Part 2)"

  • Nivek Ogre|Ogre & nbsp;� Repo& #33; The Genetic Opera : "At The Opera Tonight", "Bravi!", "Luigi, Pavi, Amber Harass Mag"

  • Anthony Stewart Head & nbsp;� Repo& #33; The Genetic Opera : "At The Opera Tonight", "Everyone's a Composer"

  • Terrance Zdunich & nbsp;� Repo& #33; The Genetic Opera : "At The Opera Tonight"

  • Jos� Cura & nbsp;� "Just Show Me How to Love You", "There for Me"

  • Josh Groban & nbsp;� "There for Me", "All I Ask of You"

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber & nbsp;� "Whistle Down the Wind"

  • Tom Jones (singer)|Tom Jones & nbsp;� "Something in the Air"

  • Antonio Banderas & nbsp;� "The Phantom of the Opera"

  • Cliff Richard & nbsp;� "All I Ask of You", "Only You"

  • John Barrowman & nbsp;� "Too Much In Love To Care"

  • Bogdan Kominowksi & nbsp;� "Everything's Alright"

  • Gary Martin & nbsp;� "Everything's Alright"

  • Gregorian (band)|Gregorian & nbsp;� "Eden", "Free", "Moment of Peace", "Join Me", "H�roes", "When A Child is Born", "Send Me An Angel", "Voyage Voyage", "Don�t Give Up"

  • Riccardo Cocciante & nbsp;� "Cantemos Rapaces", "Child in a Manger", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Happy Christmas", "Silent Night"

  • Helmut Lotti & nbsp;� "Fr�hliche Weihnacht", "Cantemos Rapaces", "Christmas is Here Again", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Happy Christmas", "Silent Night"

  • Geoffrey Parsons & nbsp;� "The Trees They Grow So High"

  • Kadim Al Sahir & nbsp;� "The War is Over"

  • Nigel Kennedy & nbsp;� "Free", "The War is Over", "Gueri de Toi"

  • Ofra Haza & nbsp;� "Mysterious Days"

  • Shweta Shetty & nbsp;� "The Journey Home", "Arabian Nights"

  • Natacha Atlas & nbsp;� "Arabian Nights", "Harem french version with Natacha Atlas", "French/English version with Natacha Atlas"

  • Asha Bhosle & nbsp;� "You Take My Breath Away"

  • Chris Thompson (English musician)|Chris Thompson & nbsp;� "How Can Heaven Love Me", "I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go)", "The Phantom of the Opera", "You Take My Breath Away"

  • Fernando Lima & nbsp;� "Pasi�n", "Ave Maria"

  • Alessandro Safina & nbsp;� "Sarai Qui", "Canto Della Terra", "The Phantom of the Opera" (Symphony World Tour& nbsp;� M�xico, Asia)

  • Mario Frangoulis & nbsp;� "Carpe Diem", "Sarai Qui", "Canto Della Terra", "The Phantom of the Opera" (Symphony World Tour& nbsp;� EE.UU., Canad�)

  • Paul Stanley & nbsp;� "I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go)"

  • Liu Huan & nbsp;� "You And Me"

  • Dj Schiller & nbsp;� "The Smile", "I've Seen it All"

  • Sash! & nbsp;� "The Secret Still Remains" or "The Secret" & "The Secret (2007)"

  • Hot Gossip & nbsp;� "I Lost My Heart To A Starship Troopers"

  • Prince Ital Joe Feat. Mark Wahlberg|Marky Mark & nbsp;� "Happy People", " Life in the Streets " (Background vocals Sarah Brightman)

  • Michael Ball (singer)|Michael Ball & nbsp;� "All I Ask of You", "Seeing is Believing"

  • Andrzej Lampert & nbsp;� "I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go)"

  • Sergey Penkin& nbsp;� "I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go)"

  • I Muvrini & nbsp;� "Tu Quieres Volver"

  • Eric Adams (singer)|Eric Adams & nbsp;� "Where The Eagles Fly"

  • Jacky Cheung & nbsp;� "There For Me"

  • Richard Marx & nbsp;� "The Last Words You Said"

  • Randy Waldman & nbsp;� "The Last Words You Said"

  • Stephan Moccio & nbsp;� "What You Never Know"

  • Lukas Hilbert & nbsp;� "Mysterious Days"

  • Steve Harley & nbsp;� "The Phantom of the Opera"

  • Erkan Aki & nbsp;� "Just Show Me How To Love You","The Phantom of the Opera", "Canto della Terra" and "Sarai Qui" in "Sarah Brightman In Concert 2009" a Tour in South America "Latin American Tour".

  • Paul Miles-Kingston & nbsp;� "Pie Jesu"

  • Connar Burrowes: "Pie Jesu" (This Is Your Life: Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1994)

  • Adam Clack: "Pie Jesu" (In Concert "At The Royal Albert Hall"& nbsp;� 1997)

  • Ben De'Ath: "Pie Jesu" (The Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebration, 1998)

  • Andrew Swait : "Pie Jesu" (The Classical Brit Awards& nbsp;� 8 May 2008)

  • Eric Scott Kincaid& nbsp;� "The Phantom of the Opera"

  • David Malek& nbsp;� "The Phantom of the Opera: All I Ask Of You"

  • Mark Butcher & nbsp;� "Take The Weather With You", "Heroes", "Leaving On A Jet Plane", "Let's Face The Music And Dance", "Music Of The Night", " Ain't No Sunshine", "The Rose", "Moon River"

  • Princessa & nbsp;� "Calling You" (1996) (Background vocals Sarah Brightman)

  • Anne Murray & nbsp;� "Snowbird"

  • Betty Buckley & nbsp;� "Memory" (Kennedy Center Honor& nbsp;� 3 December 2006)

  • Lesley Garrett & nbsp;� "Abide with me" (FA Cup Final 19 May 2007)

  • Jackie Evancho & nbsp;� " Time To Say Goodbye " � ( America's Got Talent � 15 September 2010)


  • These Duets were announced but were never made:
  • Florent Pagny & nbsp;� "Just Show Me How To Love You"

  • Biondo & nbsp;� "I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go)"


  • Tours


  • " A Timeless Evening With Sarah Brightman " (UK and Germany) 1997

  • " One Night In Eden Tour " 1999 (Worldwide)

  • " La Luna World Tour " 2000�2001 (Worldwide)

  • " Harem World Tour " 2004�2005 (2004: Worldwide, 2005: Mini-Tour in Japan)

  • " The Symphony World Tour " 2008�2009 (America & Asia)

  • " Sarah Brightman In Concert " October 2009 (Latin America)

  • " Sarah Brightman In Concert With Orchestra " October 2010 (Japan, Korea and Macau)

  • " Dreamchaser World Tour " 2013 (Worldwide)


  • See also


  • List of artists who reached number one on the US dance chart

  • List of number-one dance hits (United States)

  • Operatic pop|List of Operatic Pop artists


  • References


    Reflist|30em

    External links


    WikiquoteCommons category|Sarah Brightman
  • Official website| http://sarahbrightman.com

  • IMDb name|id=0109208|name=Sarah Brightman

  • IBDB name|id=33042|name=Sarah Brightman

  • http://www.classical-crossover.co.uk/artprofiles/126-sarah-brightman.html classical-crossover soprano


  • Sarah Brightman
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    |DATE OF BIRTH=14 August 1960
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