43 Facts About Sarah Brightman

1. Sarah Brightman is the only artist to have simultaneously topped the Billboard dance and classical music charts.

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2. Sarah Brightman is the world's richest female classical performer with a fortune of £36m.

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3. Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer.

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4. Sarah Brightman was born and raised in Berkhampstead, England, where she began voice lessons and ballet training at an early age.

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5. Sarah Brightman has studied acting for years and would like some day to take on classic parts in plays by Ibsen, Chekhov, and Shaw.

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6. Sarah Brightman was born in 1960 in Berkhampstead, England, the oldest of six children of Grenville Brightman, a real estate developer, and Paula Hall Brightman, a homemaker.

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7. Sarah Brightman released at least one album a year for the next several years.

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8. In 1992, Sarah Brightman made her debut in the non-musical theater with a London revival of Arthur Wing Pinero's turn of the century play Trelawny of the Wells.

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9. Sarah Brightman is a total professional, very dedicated to her job", theater company manager Jools Gardner told the Daily Mail.

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10. Sarah Brightman possesses a lush soprano by Broadway standards.

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11. In 1985, Sarah Brightman recorded Lloyd Webber's classical work, Requiem, with famed tenor Placido Domingo.

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12. Sarah Brightman was born on August 14, 1960 in Berkhamp-stead, England, the oldest of six children of Grenville Brightman, a real estate developer, and Paula Hall Brightman, a homemaker.

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13. Sarah Brightman has a sweet, floating soprano with an unusually wide vibrato", wrote Stephen Holden in the New York Times.

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14. Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter, and dancer.

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15. Sarah Brightman was awarded the decoration 'Cavaliere' in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic on 2 June 2016.

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16. Sarah Brightman has received over 180 Gold and Platinum sales awards in over 40 different countries.

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17. Sarah Brightman announced that she will be joined on the council.

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18. On 30 October 2013, Sarah Brightman announced through the media that she was honoured to be part of the Advisory Council for the Challenger Center, the non-profit science, technology, engineering and maths education organisation.

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19. Sarah Brightman had a 10-year relationship with Frank Peterson, during which they tried and were unsuccessful in having children.

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20. Sarah Brightman appeared as a special guest in her 1997 concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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21. At age 18, in 1979, Sarah Brightman married Andrew Graham-Stewart, who at that time managed the German band Tangerine Dream.

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22. On 6 July 2016, Sarah Brightman released her eighth compilation album: Gala—The Collection.

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23. On 2 June 2016, Sarah Brightman was bestowed the Italian decoration 'Cavaliere' in the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana by the Consul General of Italy, Francesco Genuardi.

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24. On 13 May 2015, Sarah Brightman announced she had cancelled her trip to the International Space Station, citing family reasons.

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25. On 16 April 2013, Sarah Brightman's released her eleventh studio album, Dreamchaser.

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26. In early 2012, Sarah Brightman received the UNESCO Artist for Peace Award for her "commitment to humanitarian and charitable causes, her contribution, throughout her artistic career, to the promotion of cultural dialogue and the exchanges among cultures, and her dedication to the ideals and aims of the Organization".

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27. On 3 November 2010, Sarah Brightman was invited to sing at the Todai-ji Buddhist temple complex located in the city of Nara, Japan.

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28. Music of Sarah Brightman was featured in the film Amarufi: Megami no hoshu, which was a special production to mark Fuji Television's 50th anniversary, the first Japanese film to be shot entirely on location in Italy.

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29. Sarah Brightman released her first holiday album, entitled A Winter Symphony on 4 November 2008.

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30. On 29 January 2008, Sarah Brightman released her first album in five years: Symphony, influenced by gothic music.

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31. The album marked the first time Sarah Brightman released a greatest hits album in the United States; it reached No 1 on the Billboard Top Classical Crossover Albums chart.

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32. Sarah Brightman released a DVD collection of her music videos on 3 October 2006 under the title of Diva: The Video Collection.

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33. Sarah Brightman acknowledged this in an interview, saying, "They're incredibly complicated.

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34. In 2001, Sarah Brightman released Classics, an anthology including highlights from three of Brightman's chart-topping releases along with seven new tracks; this was released worldwide except Europe.

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35. In 1992, Sarah Brightman performed with Jose Carreras at the Barcelona Olympic Games singing the theme song "Amigos Para Siempre" to a worldwide audience of 3 billion people.

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36. In 1985, Sarah Brightman's recording of "Pie Jesu" was a strong commercial success, selling 25,000 copies on the first day of release and peaking at number 3, despite the lyrics being in Latin.

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37. In 1981, Sarah Brightman auditioned for the new musical Cats, by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, and was cast as Jemima.

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38. In 1979, Sarah Brightman appeared on the soundtrack of the film "The World Is Full of Married Men" and sang the song "Madam Hyde".

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39. In 1973, at the age of 13, Sarah Brightman made her theatrical debut in the musical I and Albert at the Piccadilly Theatre, London, playing one of Queen Victoria's daughters.

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40. Sarah Brightman is the eldest of six children of businessman Grenville Geoffrey Brightman and Paula (Hall) Brightman.

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41. Sarah Brightman was awarded the decoration 'Cavaliere' in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic on 2 June 2016 and a Honorary Doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire in 2018, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to music and theater.

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42. Sarah Brightman began her career as a member of the dance troupe Hot Gossip and released several disco singles as a solo performer.

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43. Sarah Brightman was born on 14 August 1960 and is an English classical crossover soprano, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and musician.

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