Sarah Brightman is an English soprano singer of the classical crossover genre, well known for her performances at two Olympic Games (Barcelona, 1992 and Beijing, 2008). She is also known for her chart topping 1996 duet with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Time to say goodbye (Con te partiro). Sarah Brightman's varied career includes film, dancing, and theatre. Her Wesst End and Broadway stage career saw her originate the role of Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera, the original London cast recording of which became the biggest selling cast album of all time, selling over 40 million copies worldwide. She has also starred in the musical Cats. Sarah Brightman is often credited as the creator of the classical crossover genre, and with sales of over 30 million solo records, she is widely regarded as the most successful soprano of all time. Watching Sarah Brightman perform live is an opportunity not to be missed; get your Sarah Brightman tickets today at StubHub.com.
Sarah Brightman: background information
Sarah Brightman, born in 1960, began her career as a member of Hot Gossip, Arlene Phillips' dance troupe, in 1977. The group's 1978 disco hit I lost my heart to a starship trooper reached number 6 in the UK charts. Sarah Brightman later embarked on her theatre career in 1981 with her West End debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical Cats, where she played the role of Jemima. Sarah Brightman and Andrew Lloyd Webber married in 1984, and she starred in several of the composer's musicals. Despite their divorce in 1990s, Sarah Brightman later played the lead in his musical Aspects. The 1990s saw Sarah Brightman take the next steps in her highly successful solo career.
Sarah Brightman's Big Achievements
Following her 1992 performance with Jose Carreras at the Barcelona Olympic Games, Sarah Brightman pursued solo recording and released Dive with Frank Peterson in 1993, winning her first Gold award in Canada. Her biggest selling album came in 1997; Timeless/Time to say goodbye topped the Billboard classical crossover charts for 35 weeks, and went gold, platinum and/or multi-platinum I 21 countries. The lead single, Time to say goodbye won a 1998 Echo award for Best song of the year. Sarah Brightman has since won many other awards in several continents, including Best classical album of the year (2007, 2009 and 2010) and Best female artist many times in different countries. See this captivating performer live: buy your Sarah Brightman tickets now!