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    • Sarah has had two miscarriages, but accepts this decision of fate that has been put on her.

    • In 2007, Sarah Brightman performed the theme song "I Will Be With You" for the 10th Pokémon movie Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai alongside Chris Thompson. Renamed The Rise of Darkrai in English, this was the first Pokémon film to have a theme song in English. "I Will Be With You" was originally sung by Norwegian singer Sissel and Espen Lind and was originally titled "Where The Lost Ones Go."

    • Sarah's single - Time to Say Goodbye - became the biggest-selling single in Germany in 1997, where it stayed on the charts for an period of 98 weeks, selling 2.5 million copies.

    • Sarah's single with Andrea Bocelli, Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro), got to #2 in the British singles charts in May 1996 and remained there for 14 weeks.

    • Sarah's boyfriend Frank Peterson is part of the pop group Enigma.

    • David Caddick: What is amazing about Sarah is that she has two voices, really. She can produce a pop, contemporary sound, but she can also blossom out into a light soprano. The soprano part of her voice can go up to an E natural above high C. She doesn't sing it full out, but it is there. Of course, she has to dance while she is singing some of the time, so it's all the more extraordinary.

    • Rumors say that Sarah will have another album set to be released in 2007.

    • In 2006 Sarah released Diva: The Singles Collection. This album is her greatest hits collection.

      1. Phantom Of The Opera
      2. Music Of The Night
      3. Pie Jesu
      4. Who Wants To Live Forever
      5. Tu Quiereres Volver
      6. Just Show Me How To Love You
      7. Deliver Me
      8. Nella Fantasia
      9. Scarborough Fair
      10. Whiter Shade Of Pale
      11. It's A Beautiful Day
      12. What You Never Know
      13. A Question Of Honour
      14. Time To Say Goodbye

    • Sarah released Harem in 2003.

      1. Harem
      2. What A Wonderful World
      3. It's A Beautiful Day
      4. What You Never Know
      5. The Journey Home
      6. Free
      7. Mysterious Days
      8. The War Is Over
      9. Misere Mei
      10. Beautiful
      11. Arabian Nights
      12. Stranger In Paradise
      13. Until The End Of Time
      14. You Take My Breathe Away

    • In 2001, Sarah released Classics. This album is a mixture of new and previously released songs.

      1. Ave Maria
      2. La Wally
      3. Winter Light
      4. Anytime, Anywhere
      5. Alhambra
      6. Lascia Ch'io Pianga
      7. Dans La Nuit
      8. Serenade/How Fair This Place
      9. O Mio Babbino Caro
      10. La Luna
      11. Pie Jesu
      12. Figlio Perduto
      13. Nessun Dorma
      14. Bailero
      15. Time To Say Goodbye

    • La Luna, Sarah's fifth album, was released in 2000.

      1. La Lune
      2. Winter In July
      3. Scarborough Fair
      4. Figlio Perduto
      5. A Whiter Shade of Pale
      6. He Doesn't See Me
      7. Serenade
      8. How Fair This Place
      9. Hijo De La Luna
      10. Here With Me
      11. La Califfa
      12. This Love
      13. Solo Con Te
      14. Gloomy Sunday
      15. La Luna

    • In 1998 Sarah released her fourth album Eden.

      1. In Paradisum
      2. Eden
      3. So Many Things
      4. Anytime, Anywhere
      5. Bailero
      6. Dust In The Wind
      7. Il Mio Cuore Va
      8. Deliver Me
      9. Un Jour Il Viendra
      10. Nella Fantasia
      11. Tu
      12. Lascia Ch'io Pianga
      13. Only An Ocean Away
      14. Scene D'Amour
      15. Nessun Dorma
      16. The Last Words You Said

    • Sara's third album, Time to Say Goodbye, was released in 1997. This album contained her previously released duet with Andrea Bocelli and was her most successful album.

      1. Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) with Andrea Bocelli
      2. No One Like You
      3. Just Show Me How To Love You
      4. Tu Quieres Volver
      5. In Pace
      6. There For Me
      7. Bilitis-Generique
      8. Who Wants To Live Forever
      9. La Wally
      10. Naturaleza Muerta
      11. En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor
      12. In Trutina
      13. O Mio Babbino Caro
      14. Alleluja

    • Sarah's second album, Fly, came out in 1995.

      1. The Fly
      2. Why
      3. Murder In Mairyland Park
      4. How Can Heaven Love Me
      5. A Question Of Honour
      6. Ghost In The Machinery
      7. You Take My Breath Away
      8. Something In The Air
      9. Heaven Is Here
      10. I Loved You
      11. Fly

    • Dive (1993) was Sarah's first major album.

      1. Dive
      2. Captain Nemo
      3. The Second Element
      4. Ship Of Fools
      5. Once In A Lifetime
      6. Cape Horn
      7. A Salty Dog
      8. Siren
      9. Seven Seas
      10. Johnny Wanna Live
      11. By Now
      12. Island
      13. When It Rains In America
      14. La Mer
      15. The Second Element II

    • Meet ex-husband Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber after receiving the role of Jemima in CATS in 1981.

    • Sarah is the only artist to hold #1 spots on the Billboard Classical and Dance charts simultaneously.

    • Sarah is currently dating Frank Peterson, who is also her music producer.

    • In 1986 Sarah was nominated for a Grammy for Best Classical Artist.

    • Sarah is the oldest of six children.

    • Before being married to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah was married to Andrew Graham Stewart.

    • Sarah Brightman was the first actress to play the role of Jemima, a calico kitten in the musical Cats.

    • Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the lead of Christine Daaé for the musical The Phantom of the Opera with Sarah Brightman in mind.

  • Quotes

    • Sarah Brightman: (on her role in Phantom of the Opera) I've always felt as if I was Christine, because of her story. After all, she started in the chorus and from that she evolved into a singer, not a big operatic singer, but a singer with a pure and versatile voice which was classical...

    • Sarah Brightman: (on her album pictures for Classics) The opera world was shocked! But the image is very classical. It's taken from Botticelli's portrait of Venus, who's standing in a seashell with her hair covering her body. It's very sensual. It represents the vulnerable side of me. Although I'm not wearing any clothes, it comes across very well.

    • Sarah Brightman: (on her target audience) I don't know who my audience is. People have said there is an integrity about me, and I think there is. I don't try to follow a trend. I have my own little path, and although I delve into things, I stay with what I am. I'm quite natural with it. Maybe people feel comfortable with that and they trust it, so they buy it. They'll come and see me in concert. I think I always do a good job in that area.

    • Sarah Brightman: (on her marriage to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber) It was such a creative time. Everything was happening very fast. He was writing, I was singing. He was inspired, and I was inspired. I didn't really have time to think about it. I didn't really have time to read things about it, either. I got a sense of things, which made me quite nervous at times. But, no, we were running all the time then, doing things. It was fun, but also a lot of pressure.

    • Sarah Brightman: (on her concerts) They're incredibly complicated...but also natural. I know what works, what doesn't work, all the old tricks.

    • Sarah Brightman: When I sing, I close my eyes. If I see a feather, everything is fine. Without this image in my mind, the sound is not 'truthful' enough and I must begin again. I have to. I first had this feeling, this instinct with 'The Phantom of the Opera' and since then have always listened to it.

    • Sarah Brightman: You do have to be fairly selfish when you have a gift. You cannot afford to let too many outside things get in the way.

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