Over the past twenty five years, Sarah Brightman has taken a leading position in the crossover and is the biggest selling soprano of all time - the world diverged more than 25 million of her albums and 2 million DVD. It is one of the first to spread the usual boundaries of different genres of music mainstream - from pop and Broadway songs to operatic and classical arias - and paved the way for singers such as Andrea Bocelli (Andrea Bocelli), Il Divo (Il Divo) and Josh Groban (Josh Groban ), also working in the crossover.
Sarah Brightman was born actress. At the age of three years she danced at festivals in his native Berkhamsted, England, and in 11 years has gone to study in a boarding school of arts. Sing, she began a year later, and soon, at age 13, she was sent to the theater West End's Piccadilly to audition for the musical by John Schlesinger (John Schlesinger) "I and Albert." Audition was successful, it took the two roles.
At sixteen, Miss Brightman joined the "Pan's People" - native dance troupe program "Top of the Pops" on the BBC, and then joined the "Hot Gossip" - a dance troupe program "Kenny Everett Show" on Thames Television, where the choreographer was Arlene Phillips (Arlene Phillips) ("Annie", "Starlight Express", "Lord of the Dance"), makes revolutionary productions, dance moves and finds that still form the basis of modern choreography.
In December 1978, Sarah made her debut as a singer with the single "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper", which became an instant hit - it sold over 500,000 copies and reached the 6th place in the British charts. She and "Hot Gossip" became a teen idol, dictating fashion clothing, shoes and jewelry. In 18 years' Sarah Brightman was a pop star.
Following the success with "Hot Gossip" Sarah Brightman auditioned and won the role (Jemima) in "Cats" by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Andrew Lloyd Webber). After a year in "Cats," she went out to play a major role in the children's opera by Charles Strauss (Charles Strauss) "Nightingale". The next major project in which she took part, it was a live performance of "Song and Dance" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, recorded on video in 1984, and in 1985 she performed the song "Pie Jesu" from "Requiem" Webber broke into the charts, selling edition 25,000 copies on the first day and flying on 3 in the UK charts - not weak success for a song in Latin. As a result, the album became the best-selling in the UK classical album of the year and brought Brightman nomination in the category "Best New Classical singer." In the same year, she performed the role of Valencia in the operetta "The Merry Widow" (1985) and Tara Treetops in a show called "Masquerade".
In 1986, at the Theatre Royal premiere of "Phantom of the Opera" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, from the opening enjoyed the same success. Within six months, Miss Brightman sang she created the role of Christine and consistently received rave reviews. A year later, she played the same role on Broadway.
It premiered on Broadway held on 28 January 1988 Cash advance sale of tickets was $ 17 million, and in the end, "Ghost" became the most successful music program in history.
In the wake of the success of the 80's Sarah moved to Los Angeles to pursue a solo career, and it is here that I first heard the music Enigma and decided to work with the founder of this project, Frank Peterson (Frank Peterson), whom she met in Germany in 1991.
Began a long and creatively successful partnership continued until now. In 1993 came the first of Peterson produced songs - "Captain Nemo". It became a hit, and laid the foundations for a solo career of Sarah Brightman. In the same year he released a full-fledged album - "Dive". Their next album, "Fly", married the crystalline soprano Sarah Brightman with danceable beats and the single from the album "A Question Of Honour" did Brightman European star.
Sarah Brightman 2 After the success of "Fly" Peterson persuaded Sarah to do further study of classical material and together they created a new musical realm where Brightman's voice soars freely between the worlds of popular, classical and opera music. To brighter highlight this facet of her musical talent, Peterson has adapted the song "Time to Say Goodbye" from classical aria "Con Te Partiró" and invited Andrea Bocelli to perform the male party. Catchy melodies and lush arrangement made "Time to Say Goodbye" the biggest selling single in the history of the German label and global mega-hit, which sold more than five million copies.
The next album, Brightman was designed in the classic tones "Timeless / Time to Say Goodbye", made her a world star. Already popular in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia, and now Sarah Brightman won the rest of the world - it has received more than 150 gold and platinum discs B34 countries on all continents. As well as "Fly" is stylistically different from "Dive", and "Timeless" was a complete departure from previous projects Peterson and Sarah Brightman. He drew her into the ranks of fans of fans of modern classics and laid the foundation for its new status - opera singer, able to effortlessly switch from Puccini to pop and rock with Rachmaninoff within one album.
In 1998 came the "Eden". In its support Brightman held her first solo world tour. In 1999, she gave concerts in numerous countries; around the world came out of her first concert video - "One Night In Eden", was a great success.
April 25, 2000 released the fifth album by Sarah Brightman, produced by Peterson - "La Luna". The first single from it, a cover version of the classic melodies of Bach interpretation Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", topped the charts in the world in terms of "pop", "classical crossover" and "dance music." Sarah went to summer in the second world tour and from August to December, gave 60 concerts.
After this tour, Sarah Brightman took a break. In November 2001 there was a collection "Classics", which was attended by eight classic songs from her previous albums and seven previously unreleased tracks.
After the success of "Classics" Frank Peterson and Sarah Brightman began work on a new studio album - "Harem". World tour in support of it began in December 2003, has collected $ 60 million and an audience of 700,000 viewers. In 2004, her fans got a DVD and CD recording of one of the most impressive concerts of this tour - "Live From Las Vegas".
Solo albums Sarah Brightman: "The Trees They Grow So High" (1988), "As I Come of Age" (1990), "Dive" (1993), "Fly" (1995), "Timeless and Time to Say Goodbye" (1997), "Surrender" (1998) and "Eden" (1999). In 2000 published a collection of "The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection", which were presented to the best of its casting records, as well as "The Songs That Got Away". In 2000 came "La Luna", 2001 "Classics", in 2003 "Harem", 2005 "Love Changes Everything: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, Vol. 2" in 2006 CD / DVD "Diva: The Singles Collection" . In 2007, Brightman appeared on the BBC in the show "One's Just the Two of Us" and acted in "Concert for Diana", "Shanghai Live Earth" and "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade". In 2008 came "Symphony" and Sara sang in "+ Repo! The Genetic Opera".