Sarah Brightman to release FIRST Christmas CD: A Winter Symphony + tour dates

Sarah Brightman - A Winter Symphony

It continues to be a stellar year for soprano Sarah Brightman, who recently captivated the world with her stunning performance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 World Olympics.

Sarah Brightman was chosen as the sole international performer to perform at the Olympic opening ceremony and was given the honor of singing the Olympic theme song, "You and Me," with Chinese star Liu Huan. The song was a highlight of the spectacular opening ceremony, which was broadcast to over five billion viewers. In only 26 hours after the ceremony, "You and Me" was downloaded a staggering 5.7 million times. Brightman was also featured on The Today Show, live from Beijing.

Following her Olympic success, Sarah will embark on a world tour - her first since 2004. Brightman will be performing 18 concerts in the US, 10 concerts in Canada and 4 concerts in Mexico. She kicks off the tour in Monterrey, Mexico on November 4th, 2008.

Continuing her tradition of breathtaking stage productions, this tour will feature new and groundbreaking technology, with virtual and holographic stage sets that have never been seen before in any touring concert production. This innovative stage technology is highly sophisticated and dramatic, creating an otherworldly, ethereal experience: enormous realistic ballrooms will meld into fairytale gardens and then morph into giant fish tanks, right before the audience's very eyes, creating a perfect backdrop for Sarah's glorious voice.

After the successful release of her highest chart debuting album, 'Symphony', Sarah will release her first-ever Christmas album for the holiday season on Manhattan/EMI Records on November 4th, 2008.

'A Winter Symphony' brings her virtuosity and originality to many of the season's classics. Her angelic voice glides through an array of season favorites, including "Silent Night" and "In the Bleak Midwinter."

Her resplendent duet, "Ave Maria," is sung with Fernando Lima, and Mario Frangoulis lends his talent on the new classical piece "Carpe Diem." Also featured are timeless pop tracks, including Abba's famous instrumental song "Arrival," adapted for first time into a vocal piece, and a gorgeous rendition of Neil Diamond's classic, "I've Been this Way Before."

Sarah also brings her own elegance to the holiday pop hits, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Happy Christmas (War is Over)," "I Believe in Father Christmas" and "I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday."

'A Winter Symphony' was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Symphonic Orchestra, and a 46-piece choir.

This fall, Sarah will also star in the upcoming rock opera film: Repo! The Genetic Opera, featuring Anthony Head, Paul Sorvino and Paris Hilton. The film is set for release through Lionsgate on November 7th, 2008.

During her career, Sarah has sold more than twenty-six million albums and over two million DVDs worldwide, and she continues to defy genres and create groundbreaking music for audiences around the world.

Sarah Brightman 2008 Tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

Tuesday, November 4th
Arena Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico

Thursday, November 6th
Auditorio Telmex
Guadalajara, Mexico

Saturday, November 8th
Auditorio Nacional
Mexico City, Mexico

Sunday, November 9th
Auditorio Nacional
Mexico City, Mexico

Wednesday, November 12th
American Airlines Center
Dallas, TX

Friday, November 14th
UCF Convocation Center
Orlando, FL

Saturday, November 15th
BankAtlantic Center
Sunrise, FL

Sunday, November 16th
St. Pete Times Forum
Tampa, FL

Tuesday, November 18th
Gwinnett Center
Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, November 19th
Verizon Center
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, November 22nd
MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Mashantucket, CT

Sunday, November 23rd
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY

Monday, November 24th
TD Banknorth Garden
Boston, MA

Wednesday, November 26th
Centre Bell
Montreal QC, Canada

Friday, November 28th
Scotiabank Place
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Saturday, November 29th
Copps Coliseum
Hamilton, ON, Canada

Sunday, November 30th
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada

Tuesday, December 2nd
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, December 3rd
Palace of Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills, MI

Thursday, December 4th
Allstate Arena
Chicago, IL

Saturday, December 6th
MTS Centre
Winnipeg, MB

Sunday, December 7th
Brandt Centre
Regina, SK

Monday, December 8th
Calgary, AB, Canada

Wednesday, December 10th
Rexall Place
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Friday, December 12th
GM Place
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Saturday, December 13th
Save on Foods Centre
Victoria, BC, Canada

Sunday, December 14th
Comcast Arena
Everett, WA

Tuesday, December 16th
ARCO Arena
Sacramento, CA

Wednesday, December 17th
HP Pavilion
San Jose, CA

Friday, December 19th
Honda Center
Anaheim, CA

Saturday, December 20th
Los Angeles Forum
Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, December 21st Arena
Glendale, AZ

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