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Sarah Brightman

Updated on April 1, 2016

Sarah Brightman presenting new album "Symphonie" 2008

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Sara Brightman - Diva

The 56-year-old English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter, and dancer, the world's biggest selling soprano, "is an international superstar as beloved for her staggering vocal range (over three full octaves) as for her impassioned film and stage performances."

Brightman, one of the best singers of our time, is credited with pioneering "the so-called classical crossover genre." She has an illustrious past starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber productions on Broadway with shows like Phantom of the Opera and Cats. You will see the videos of some of her performances on this page.

She is the first artist to have been invited to perform at two Olympic games, first at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and in Beijing to an estimated four billion people, worldwide. The operatic pop star has 11 albums, the latest being Dreamchaser, an album centered on her interest in the heavens.

"Brightman now directs her goals even higher."

It is her intention to visit the International Space Station in 2015. "She is a part of a three-person crew travelling to the International Space Station on board a Soyuz rocket. Once on the ISS she intends to become the first professional musician to sing from space!"

Sarah Brightman is one of the best singers of our time, and if you can see her live, I encourage you to...[after this tour] It will be awhile again before Brightman comes back, but she's left the stars in our eyes and ears.

— ~dj scribbles, BLOGCRITICS.ORG
The Phantom of the Opera (Original 1986 London Cast)
The Phantom of the Opera (Original 1986 London Cast)

This remastered 2-CD set includes a new 56-page companion booklet.

 

The Phantom of the Opera - Original 1986 London Cast

Phantom of the Opera is the most successful musical of all time and the best-selling cast album ever!

This is the cast album of the original 1986 London production with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman which has been remastered by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Music Of The Night

In 1981, she made her West End musical theatre debut in "Cats", where she met composer (and later husband), Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber originally wrote the famous Phantom Of The Opera song "The Music Of The Night" for Sarah.

She starred in several other Broadway musicals, including "The Phantom of the Opera", where she originated the role of "Christine DaaƩ".

Sarah Brightman Phantom of the Opera - With Antonio Banderas

Sarah Brightman in Phantom of the Opera

Was Sarah Brightman the Best Christine Ever?

Yes, definately

Yes, definately

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    • jasonkropp 3 years ago

      Hell, the role was actually written for her.

    • Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      yes!

    No, I don't think so

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      It is clear that Brightman has perfected her craft and knows how to express her imagination beautifully, passionately, and memorably.

      — ~~ dj scribbles, BLOGCRITICS.ORG

      Are Your A Sarah Brightman Fan?

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      Dreamchaser In Concert Video

      Sarah Brightman Dreamchaser

      This album gets mixed reviews. Some say they are disappointed because the music is not what they expect from Brightman. Some say that's the thing they like about it. Read the reviews on Amazon.

      Time To Say Goodbye Sarah With Jackie Evancho - America's Got Talent video

      Sarah Brightman A Question of Honour

      Pie Jesu - Andrew Lloyd Webber, in his Requiem

      Pious Jesus,

      Who takes away the sins of the world,

      Give them rest.

      Lamb of God,

      Who takes away the sins of the world,

      Give them rest,

      Everlasting

      Pie Jesu

      Which of the following Pie Jesu do you prefer?

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      Pie Jesu Sarah Brightman & Paul Miles Kingston With the Winchester Cathedral Choir

      Pie Jesu With Connar Burrowes

      Pie Jesu

      Sarah Brightman & Jose Carreras - Amigos Para Siempre (Live)

      Sarah Brightman & Jose Carreras - Amigos Para Siempre Live at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, Barcelona, Spain 1992. http://groups.msn.com/sbwmx

      Sarah Brightman & Jose Carreras

      He doesn't see me-Sarah Brightman-Cats

      Are You A Fan Of Sarah Brightman? - I love to hear from my readers

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          Pat 3 years ago from Midwest, USA

          @jasonkropp: Thanks for sharing your favorite!

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          jasonkropp 3 years ago

          She's one of my favorites! "Naturaleza Muerta" is probably my favorite but she even made "My Heart Will Go On" sound good.

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          Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

          Love Sarah! Would love to have seen a little more of her biography on here but lots of great links.

          Not only is she a great performer, but she seems like a really nice lady. I got to see her live and she was so gracious.

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          steamtown 8 years ago

          I love her music. I think taht she has a voice of an angel Great Lens

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          julieannbrady 8 years ago

          OMG! I absolutely LOVE her voice. So incredible. Terrific fan page.

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          julieannbrady 8 years ago

          OMG! I absolutely LOVE her voice. So incredible. Terrific fan page.

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          deboraheb1 10 years ago

          She is so amazing and over the top!! Great lense.