The 'HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert' Tour begins in South America and will include over 125 shows on five continents throughout 2018 and 2019. The North American dates of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off in January 2019.
Brightman will also unveil her much anticipated fifteenth full-length album, Hymn, on November 9, 2018 (Decca Gold/ Universal). This marks the multiplatinum GRAMMY® award-nominated classical crossover pioneer’s first new studio recording since she released the international chart-topper Dreamchaser in 2013. Brightman returned to the recording studio in 2016, to begin working on Hymn with long time producer and collaborator Frank Peterson. The result is the spiritually themed Hymn — an inspirational collection of orchestrated, choir-based songs that Brightman says felt soothing to record. Hymn, was recorded over the past two years in Hamburg, Miami, London, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, and Budapest.
Known for her three-octave range and for pioneering the classical-crossover music movement, Sarah Brightman has amassed global sales of more than 30 million units. The only artist to have simultaneously topped Billboard’s dance and classical music charts, Brightman has racked up more than 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries. She is also known for her iconic star turn in The Phantom of the Opera, whose soundtrack has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Her duet with Bocelli, “Time To Say Goodbye,” became an international success selling 12 million copies worldwide. Brightman’s albums Eden, La Luna, Harem, and Symphony were each chart-topping Billboard hits and accompanied by world tours. Additionally, Brightman has performed at such prestigious events as the 2007 Concert for Diana, the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
It's a casual and simple enough request. However, attempts to respond invariably begin with a prolonged pause.. as one tries to formulate a response that can meaningfully encapsulate the longevity, diversity and mystique of Sarah Brightman.
After all, how can one adequately summarize a career that has defied categorization.....a voice that has defied description..... and an appeal that has defied conventional demographics?
Few performing artistes have sustained a chart-topping career spanning three decades. And fewer still can lay claim to a career that has so boldly conquered the disparate areas of dance, pop, rock, musical theatre, core classical and world music.
Added to this unparalleled longevity and diversity, is the distinction with which Sarah Brightman has infused each body of work.
Whether it is setting the trend for provocative dance moves in Hot Gossip, originating the female lead in Phantom of the Opera, or spearheading an entire genre of music known as "classical crossover," Sarah has blazed many trails for willing followers.
Widely recognized as a pioneer of the classical crossover genre (recently dubbed the "pop-opera" movement), Sarah is often cited as the inspiration for new crossover artistes, such as Il Divo. Others, like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban, have seen their careers take off, after successful recording and touring collaborations with Sarah.
Whether you favor Sarah's musical theatre powerhouse vocals, her spine-tingling arias, or her chaste, sparkling pop voice, you'll find that her latest releases celebrate the full spectrum of her multi-faceted talents.
Diva: The Singles Collection, Diva: The Video Collection and Classics: The Best of Sarah Brightman are comprehensive anthologies of the hit recordings and music videos spanning Sarah's astounding three-decade career.
Indeed, it's the quintessential Sarah Brightman compendium that will serve as your response to that formerly daunting request: "Tell me more about Sarah..."