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Sarah Brightman Kicks Off Tour in China Today

As part of her "Dreamchaser" world tour, musical theater diva Sarah Brightman will be touring in China beginning today.

This six-city China tour will kick off today, June 16th, in Guangzhou and concludes in Beijing on June 28th. English soprano and recording artist Brightman will perform songs from her latest album "Dreamchaser", which was released this April, as well as an array of some of her classics. According to Brightman, the theme of this tour will be "space". The song selection, stage design and her costumes are all designed to fit this theme.

Brightman's West End debut was at the age of 13 in "I and ALbert". She orginated the role of PHANTOM's Christine in London and in New York. Brightman has also appeared on the West End in Nightingale and Cats, as well as the Broadway production of Aspects of Love in 1990.

Over the past two and a half decades, Sarah Brightman has distinguished herself as the world's biggest selling soprano of all time with global sales reaching over 30 million units. She has received more than 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries. Brightman pioneered the classical crossover music movement and is the only artist to have simultaneously topped the Billboard dance and classical music charts.

Brightman was married to composer Andrew-Lloyd Webber from 1984 to 1990. She has recorded a number of solo albums, including 1988's The Trees They Grow So High, 1989's The Songs That Got Away, 1990s As I Come of Age, 1993's Dive, 1995's Fly, and 1998's Eden. And recent ones like La Luna (2001) Harem (June, 2003), Symphony (2008), A Winter Symphony (2008) and the latest Dreamchaser (2013).

Tour dates and cities are:

June 16, Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou

June 18, Guangxi Gymnasium, Nanning

June 21, Shen Zhen Bay Sports Center Gymnasium, Shenzhen

June 23, Shanghai Grand Stage, Shanghai

June 25, Dragon Sports Center (Huanglong Sports Center), Hangzhou

June 28, Beijing Master Card Center, Beijing

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