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Sarah Brightman

Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter, dancer and cosmonaut-in-training. She has sung in many languages, including English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Occitan.
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 and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whom she married. She went on to star in several Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, where she originated the role of Christine Daaé. The Original London Cast Album of the musical was released in CD format in 1987 and sold 40 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest-selling cast album of all time.
After retiring from the stage and divorcing Lloyd Webber, Brightman resumed her music career with former Enigma producer Frank Peterson, this time as a classical 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. Her 1996 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. It subsequently became an international success selling 12 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. She has now collected over 180 gold and platinum sales awards in 38 different countries. In 2010 she was named by Billboard the 5th most influential and best-selling classical artist of the 2000s decade in the U.S and according to Nielsen SoundScan, she has sold 6.5 million albums in the country.


Sarah Brightman is preparing for

  • The Lion King - Rafiki

    19:15, Thu 17th December 2020 - Wed 23rd December 2020 at Random Venue 59

    The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrange…

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel - St. Cyr

    15:45, Wed 13th January 2021 - Sun 17th January 2021 at Random Venue 34
    19:15, Wed 20th January 2021 - Sun 24th January 2021 at Random Venue 34
    19:30, Wed 27th January 2021 - Sun 31st January 2021 at Random Venue 34

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is a play and adventure novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title character, Sir Percy Blakeney, repres…

  • Rent - Master Carpenter

    13:30, Thu 14th January 2021 - Mon 18th January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to surviv…

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Philostrate

    19:30, Fri 5th March 2021 - Wed 10th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    19:15, Fri 12th March 2021 - Wed 17th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    20:00, Fri 19th March 2021 - Wed 24th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play by William Shakespeare. It is believed that it was written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and…

  • Spamalot - Set Designer

    16:30, Fri 12th March 2021 - Tue 16th March 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it diff…

  • Rent - Joanne Jefferson

    20:30, Tue 11th May 2021 - Fri 14th May 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to surviv…

  • Shrek the Musical - Trombone

    21:00, Thu 17th June 2021 - Sun 20th June 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    21:00, Thu 24th June 2021 - Sun 27th June 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    21:30, Thu 1st July 2021 - Sun 4th July 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    Shrek the Musical is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!. After a tryou…

  • Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet

    19:30, Tue 18th January 2022 at The Old Vic

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's…


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