Sarah Brightman, born August 14, 1960, is a British classical crossover soprano, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and musician.
In 1981, she made her West End musical theatre debut in Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whom she later married. She went on to star in several West End and Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, where she originated the role of Christine Daaé. Her original London cast album of Phantom was released in 1987 and sold 40 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest-selling cast album ever.
After retiring from the stage and divorcing
her Svengali Lloyd Webber, Brightman resumed her music career with former Enigma producer, this time as a classical crossover artist. She has been credited as the creator and remains among the most prominent performers of this genre, with worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and two million DVDs, establishing herself as the world's best-selling soprano.
Brightman's 1996 duet with the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, "Time to Say Goodbye", topped the charts all over Europe and became the highest and fastest-selling single of all-time in Germany, where it stayed at the top of the charts for 14 consecutive weeks and sold over three million copies. It subsequently became an international success, selling 12 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all-time. She has collected over 200 gold and platinum record awards in 38 different countries.
Fleurs Du Mal is from her seventh studio album, Symphony which mixed symphonics with rock with thrilling results.