Sarah Brightman’s Iconic Royal Albert Hall Concert Gets Youtube Premiere

The critically-acclaimed 1997 performance, “Sarah Brightman: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall” will stream in support of COVID–19 relief.

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On Saturday, 9 May, legendary singer and actress Sarah Brightman will live-stream a special 1997 performance in its entirety for her fans around the world. The critically-acclaimed Sarah Brightman: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall showcases the artist’s incredible vocal abilities as she covers a range of material – from classical selections to Broadway favourites. Though the performance – which also features appearances by Andrea Bocelli and Andrew Lloyd Webber – will stream for free on Brightman’s YouTube channel, viewers will be encouraged to donate to Spotify’s COVID-19 Music Relief fund and the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Captured in September 1997 at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, the film features Brightman and the English National Orchestra as they perform an unforgettable concert of material by the likes of Puccini, Gershwin, Delibes, Bernstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Brightman is also joined by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, as they perform their best-selling duet, ‘Time to Say Goodbye’. Just one year prior to the concert, the pair’s recording of the modern classic became a record-breaking, international bestseller, topping the charts across Europe and beyond.

Sarah Brightman In Concert

Musical theatre icon Andrew Lloyd Webber makes an appearance as well, accompanying Brightman on piano, as she sings the title song from his 1996 musical, Whistle Down The Wind. Young singer Adam Clarke also takes the stage to perform a duet of ‘Pie Jesu’ with the artist.

In an official statement, Brightman said, “For many of us during lockdown these are reflective and introspective times, so I thought viewing a concert chosen from my performing past would be appropriate and bring you back to a special comforting moment in time”.

She continued, “For me then, it was a pivotal period of transition, after which I experienced 20 years of an incredible life and career journey which I wasn’t expecting. Hopefully my performance of many hits and favourite pieces, along with special guests Andrea Bocelli and Andrew Lloyd Webber, will inspire many of you to contribute to one of these fine charities, who are both doing so much for people all over the world at this time. I hope you enjoy and remember it’s still a beautiful world out there and we have so much to look forward to.”

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The only artist to have simultaneously topped Billboard‘s dance and classical music charts, the crossover sensation has sold millions of records worldwide. Known for her three-octave range, Brightman has also starred in numerous Broadway and West End productions, including Cats and The Phantom Of The Opera, in which she originated the starring role of Christine Daaé.

Most recently, Brightman released her chart-topping, 15th studio album, HYMN, in 2018, followed by the film and live album, HYMN In Concert late last year. Brightman is currently scheduled to continue her HYMN world tour in the US this October, kicking it off with a three-night residency at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas.

Scroll down for HYMN tour dates, as well as for a tracklist for Sarah Brightman: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall.

Listen to the best of Sarah Brightman on Apple Music and Spotify.

Sarah Brightman: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall tracklist:
1. Overture: Capriccio Espagnol/Scena e Canto Gitano/Fandango Asturiano
2. Chanson Espagnol (from Les Filles de Cadiz)
3. O Mio Babbino Caro (from Gianni Schicchi)
4. Solveig’s Song (from Peer Gynt Suite No. 2)
5. Summertime (from Porgy & Bess)
6. Pie Jesu (from Requiem) – duet with Adam Clarke
7. Medley: Somewhere/I Feel Pretty/Tonight (from West Side Story)
8. Tu Quieres Volver
9. Who Wants to Live Forever
10. Whistle Down the Wind (from Whistle Down the Wind) – duet with Andrew Lloyd Webber
11. Overture/Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (from The Phantom of the Opera)
12. The Music of the Night (from The Phantom of the Opera)
13. Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) – duet with Andrea Bocelli
14. Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (from Evita)

Sarah Brightman HYMN US tour dates:
07, 09 And 10 October 2020 – The Venetian Theatre– Las Vegas, NV
14 October 2020 – Riverside Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
15 October 2020 – The Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
17 October 2020 – Tilles Center For The Performing Arts – Greenvale, NY
18 October 2020 – Toyota Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT
20 October 2020 – The Hanover Theatre For The Performing Arts – Worcester, MA
21 October 2020 – St. George Theatre – Staten Island, NY
23 October 2020 – Wind Creek Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
24 October 2020 – Ocean Casino Resort – Atlantic City, NJ
27 October 2020 – The Music Center At Strathmore – North Bethesda, MD
28 October 2020 – The Music Center At Strathmore – North Bethesda, MD
30 October 2020 – New Jersey Performing Arts Center – Newark, NJ

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