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Sarah Brightman Makes Her Sarasota Debut In The 2021/2022 Season

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Hymn: Sarah Brightman in Concert will take place on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Sarah Brightman Makes Her Sarasota Debut In The 2021/2022 Season

Sarah Brightman, the world's best-selling soprano, makes her Sarasota debut with Hymn: Sarah Brightman in Concert on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 8 p.m. Brightman is known for her three-octave range and for pioneering the classical-crossover music movement, amassing global sales of over 30 million units. Single tickets for the multiplatinum Grammy-nominated artist's performance are $65-$175 and go on sale Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Sarah Brightman released her fifteenth full-length album, HYMN, and HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert DVD, Blu Ray, Deluxe CD/DVD and CD/BR Special Editions in 2018. "I'm so excited to share this album with everyone. HYMN is excitingly eclectic, encompassing many different styles, and I'm looking forward to performing the new songs on my world tour. Every project I've done has come from an emotional place, and I wanted to make something that sounded very beautiful and uplifting. To me, HYMN suggests joy - a feeling of hope and light, something that is familiar and secure, and I hope that sentiment resonates through the music," said Brightman.

Sarah Brightman says fans can "expect the unexpected!" from her world tour. To enhance her world of enchantment, she has partnered with Swarovski. Her elaborate costumes and dazzling tiaras will be composed of over 600,000 Swarovski crystals, and she will have a signature line of merchandise for fans to purchase online at Sarahbrightman.com.

Brightman returned to the recording studio in 2016 to begin working on HYMN with long time producer and collaborator Frank Peterson, who notably helmed production on eight of her recordings: Dive [1993], Fly [1995], Timeless (Time To Say Goodbye) [1997], Eden [1998], La Luna [2000], Harem [2003], and Symphony and Winter Symphony [2008]. The spiritually themed HYMN is an inspirational collection of orchestrated, choir-based songs that Brightman says felt soothing to record at this moment in her life. HYMN's mystical, uplifting tone is set with its title track - a song by British prog-rock band Barclay James Harvest. The release also encompasses songs by such modern composers as Eric Whitacre ("Fly to Paradise"), Japanese superstar musician and songwriter Yoshiki ("Miracle") and German DJ Paul Kalkbrenner ("Sky and Sand"). The album closes with a new rendition of Brightman's signature smash duet with Andrea Bocelli, "Time to Say Goodbye," singing lyrics that she wrote herself and sung in English for the first time.

The only artist to have simultaneously topped Billboard's dance and classical music charts, Sarah Brightman has earned over 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries. She is also known for her iconic star turn in The Phantom of the Opera, whose soundtrack has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Her duet with Bocelli, "Time to Say Goodbye," became an international success selling 12 million copies around the globe. Brightman's albums Eden, La Luna, Harem and Symphony were each chart-topping Billboard hits and accompanied by world tours. Additionally, Brightman has performed at such prestigious events as the 2007 Concert for Diana, the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Tickets can be purchased at www.VanWezel.org, by calling the box office at 941-263-6799 or by visiting the box office Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.


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