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Born August 14, 1960 in Berkhampstead, England, Sarah Brightman stepped into the world of performing arts at the early age of thirteen. She made her theatrical debut by starring in I and Albert at London's Piccadilly Theatre, in 1973. At 16 years of age, she joined the British dance group Pan's People and found herself performing on the television show Top of the Pops.
A mere two years later, Sarah's career was propelled1 a step further when she landed a spot as lead vocalist with the musical group Hot Gossip. That very same year, they hit it big with the top5 British hit I Lost My Heart to a Starship2 Trooper3.
A short while after joining Hot Gossip, Sarah returned to her theatrical roots, when she joined the original cast of Cats. She performed in this everpopular musical for a year, and then in 1982, she took things to a whole new level by starring in Charles Strouse's opera for children, Nightingale. While her musical/theatrical career was evidently blossoming, Sarah continued to enhance her skills by studying classical voice training at the Royal College of Music.
A few years later, her increasing popularity and talent catapulted4 her into some very prestigious theatrical roles. She premiered5 in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem6 in London and New York, for which she received a Grammy nomination as Best New Classical Artist. To top things off, Sarah married Andrew Lloyd Webber during this period; however, the marriage eventually ended six years later, in 1990.
While Sarah was married to Lloyd Webber, she created the role of Christine in his theatrical phenomenon, The Phantom1 of the Opera. It was initially released in 1986 in London and was eventually repeated on Broadway in 1988.
In 1989, Sarah released her first solo CD, The Songs That Got Away. From this point on, she gradually elevated her career to even greater heights. She released a multitude of 2 topselling albums including 1993's Dive, 1996's Fly, 1997's Time To Say Goodbye, 1998's Eden, and 2001’s Classics.
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