[SZ]Sarah Brightman to grace Shenzhen(Jun.21)
2013-March-14 Source: Szdaily web edition
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[SZ]Sarah Brightman to grace Shenzhen(Jun.21)

Time: 8 p.m., June 21

Tickets: 380-2,880 yuan

Venue: Gymnasium of Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, 3001 Binhai Boulevard, Nanshan District

Metro: Shekou Line, Keyuan Station, Exit A

Sarah Brightman

British soprano Sarah Brightman will give a concert at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in June. She has sung in English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Occitan.

Born in 1960, 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 theater debut in "Cats" and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whom she later married. She went on to star in several Broadway musicals, including "The Phantom of the Opera," where she originated the role of Christine Daae.

After retiring from the stage and divorcing Webber, Brightman resumed her singing 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 in the industry, 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 biggest and fastest selling single of all time in Germany, where it stayed at the top of the charts for 14 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 countries.

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 16 years later in Beijing, with Chinese singer Liu Huan, performing the song "You and Me" to an estimated 4 billion people worldwide.

Brightman has also appeared in films, making her debut in "Repo! The Genetic Opera" (2008), a rock opera directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, and in autumn 2011 and early 2012 Stephen Evans' "First Night," starring opposite Richard E. Grant.

Editor: Jecey
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