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Sarah Brightman

  • Born: 14/08/1960
  • Nationality: UK
  • Years active: 1976-present
  • Vocal Category: Soprano
  • Studio Albums: 10 (Nemo and beyond)
  • Record Sales: 30 million +
  • Record Label: Universal (distribution)
  • Biggest Markets: Canada, Japan, China, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Germany


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Sarah Brightman
is the biggest-selling soprano of all time with a career that spans three decades and is most often considered to be the main pioneer of classical crossover. Brightman’s voice varies over different time periods; she was at her most operatic in the late nineties, but mostly uses her pop voice now which is often described as 'child-like' due to its sweetness and clarity. Brightman is a risk taker, is averse to being categorised (she has been quoted as saying that the "classical crossover" label is 'horrible') and a theatrical performer on stage. Her discography is immense (although she has 9 studio albums with her long term producer, Frank Peterson, she actually has over 20 albums) and they all vary in sound and style, so taking a lucky dip into her collection is not wise. Check out our guide to her discography for advice on where to start.

Beginner's Comprehensive Guide to Sarah Brightman's Discography
'Dive' Album Review
'La Luna' Album Review

Mariette Davina
Emma Shapplin
Andrea Bocelli
Giorgia Fumanti
Jackie Evancho
Samantha Link
Micaela Haley


#10 Anne Jacobs 2013-10-08 15:48
Sarah's done it again! She just released a gorgeous version of "Glosoli," remixed by a producer, "Eyes," who has worked with beautiful voices like Adele's and some others. It's available on SoundCloud!

#9 Bonnie 2013-07-30 23:42
Sarah's 'Dreamchaser' concert airs on my PBS station August 4th! Alfie Boe's 'Storyteller' is on too. It's going to be a great evening!
#8 Claudio Fúnez 2013-07-23 04:26
Sarah is amazing! such beautiful voice and interpretation, She's an angel ;-)
#7 Bonnie 2013-05-29 02:39
Absolutely beautiful photo of Sarah, thanks Nicola!
#6 Melanie James 2013-03-26 17:01
Totally excited for April! I've been watching Sarah's official Dreamchaser album preview on YouTube and will definitely be looking for her on tour this year.
#5 Anne Jacobs 2013-03-26 15:40
I can't wait for the Dreamchaser album and her tour this year. Can't believe she's going to space! I have been listening to all the pieces of new songs I can find and am excited to hear what they sound like in their entirety.
#4 Alejandra Monjardin 2012-12-23 05:31
AhhhH!! I love You Sarah Brightman!!! I am so excited for the 2013! The singles released are amazing!! You're voice is heavenly!!! World tour?! Will be there!!
#3 Bonnie 2012-11-29 03:27
I have downloaded 'Angel' but am eagerly awaiting the release of Dream Chaser.
#2 Bonnie 2012-09-19 03:59
What else to say about a woman who opened up the eyes of the world to classical crossover and has delivered incredible creativity to each album she has released. She deserves a Life Time Achievement Award!
#1 Sophie Langan 2012-07-06 15:23
Sarah Brightman has a beautiful, ethereal, angelic voice. I love bher music, she's so cool and original.

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