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Sarah Brightman to Perform at Beijing Olympics

Sarah Brightman, together with the Chinese singer Liu Huan, will be singing the official theme song of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Nearly 100,000 people will be present in the "Bird's Nest" Olympic stadium to watch the opening ceremony, and billions more worldwide are expected to tune in to watch the extravaganza.

The theme song, carefully kept secret via its omission from all three of the opening-ceremony rehearsals, will be revealed at the conclusion of the ceremony, which commences at 8pm Beijing time on Friday, August 8th.

Birghtman made West End debut was at the age of 13 in "I and Albert". She orginated the role of Christine in London and in New York. Sarah married composer Andrew-Llyod Webber in 1984 until 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) and Harem (June, 2003.

Photo by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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