Press and Awards

Brightman is a truer diva in the traditional sense than any of the pop vocal acrobats who have been so dubbed — Mariah, Whitney, Celine, et. al.   While she has a powerful voice, she never pushes or overreaches; Brightman more often compels and even soothes to enchant with an elegant mystery.  Hollywood Reporter

They say a star must be a study in contradictions, someone mysterious and difficult to define. If that’s the case, Sarah Brightman strongly qualifies. She is a delicate waif one minute, operatic diva the next. She offers her own form of rock - soprano belting - switches to classical and then expertly combines all her identities. Through transitions from sweetheart to seductress, she maintains a majestic distance, like a queen dispensing generous gifts to her adoring subjects. — Daily Variety

...her voice is still one of a haunting siren. — Reuters/Hollywood Reporter (USA)

Ms. Brightman’s piping soprano, with its fluttery vibrato, carried uplifting thoughts and stately melodies. Her pop is an enchanted castle, luxurious and remote, a refuge from turbulence and untidiness. Her spectacle is meticulous (New York Times)

...Brightman's voice has never been in finer form. It was satin-smooth and pixie-nimble, and she made it clear that she could shatter a wine glass if she so wanted. Brightman proved she truly is the "Angel of Music." Billboard

...Her voice is impressive, a soprano that reaches dizzying heights... — Rocky Mountain News (USA)

They say a star must be a study in contradictions, someone mysterious and difficult to define. If that’s the case, Sarah Brightman strongly qualifies. She is a delicate waif one minute, operatic diva the next. She offers her own form of rock - soprano belting - switches to classical and then expertly combines all her identities. Through transitions from sweetheart to seductress, she maintains a majestic distance, like a queen dispensing generous gifts to her adoring subjects. — Daily Variety

Brightman, with her soaring, vibrato-rich voice, is selling fantasy, pure and simple. — The Toronto Star (Canada) .

..Brightman used no video screens to project her image, preferring to do it through a series of lifts and ramps that brought her closer to the fans. She furthered that intimacy with the operatic highs of "La Luna" and "Time to Say Goodbye," which climaxed this fearless, compelling performance. — Boston Globe (USA)

...Hers is a performance of pure class. This pocket-sized dynamo gave her all -- and more -- in an evening of fantasy and imagery. ...Punctuating those golden classics was the emotional La Luna and a stunning performance of Nessun Dorma. This was Brightman at her operatic best; the dimunitive diva simply knocking the socks off the audience. — Adelaide Sunday Mail (Australia)

..Sarah Brightman thrilled fans with her sweet voice and dazzling appearance... — People's Daily (China)

Brightman at her operatic best; the dimunitive diva simply knocking the socks off the audience. — Adelaide Sunday Mail (Australia)

...One of the theatrical highlights was "What a Wonderful World," which Brightman sang in black garters, white lace and stocking feet sailing high above the crowd on her own swing, while rose-petal confetti rained down on her. Brightman has a way of creating these memorable scenes that complement the music and create a momentary escape from the ordinary. The well-known Louis Armstrong version of the song faded away as Brightman made it her own. — Reno Gazette-Journal (USA)

Ms. Brightman aims to enrich the soul with the magic of sights and sounds. — Dallas Morning News (USA)

..Brightman's voice is renowned for it's shimmering qualities. She has also earned her place by her enviable ability to transform a grand classical opera aria into laymen's terms. She is coquettish in her approach and plays the role of angelic seducer. — Melbourne Herald Sun (Australia)

...While Brightman's well-produced dance and popular songs invigorated the audience with their glitz, glamour and sensuality, it was her stripped-down renditions of several classical works that brought the audience to its feet, garnering the singer nearly half a dozen standing ovations throughout the evening. — The Plain Dealer (USA)

Brightman delivered a musically and visually lavish performance... ...Brightman knows how to distribute her energy evenly throughout a concert. She seemed as fresh as if she'd just walked on stage while sustaining the last note of the tender "Time To Say Goodbye" and delivering a no-holds-barred "A Question of Honor" at the end. As the concert drew to a smoke-and-confetti close, she even flew into the air (with the help of a harness). After the musical territory she covered in this tour, one wonders where she will land next. — The Sacramento Bee (USA)

...Yes, this performer is all about the mood, and there is little doubt she has studied herself to be sure she's in perfect form for those attending her concerts. I actually lost count on the costume changes at about 8. But in the end, she has the voice to back it all up. Once all the smoke and mystical mirrors are cleared, we are still left with a woman who has serious vocal ability. — The Lakeland Ledger (USA)

...It was inevitable that she revisit her role in The Phantom of the Opera and Brightman had the crowd eating out of her hand by the time she finished "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again." The killer blow of her finest song (and greatest hit), "Time To Say Goodbye," was her stated finale. — The Star (Malaysia)

Sarah Brightman has excelled as a classical crossover artist, earning the respect of untold millions during her stellar career as a professional vocalist, actress, songwriter and dancer. (New Age Music World)

...there's a true musical seductress growing better with time. (Gazette-Montreal)

Brightman has a way of creating these memorable scenes that complement the music and create a momentary escape from the ordinary. . — Reno Gazette-Journal (USA)

...the British operatic soprano doesn't just walk, she glides with grace and drama.

Sarah belted a traditional opera number that left you breathless. Her octave range is impressive,..

...This pre-eminent queen of classical-pop had only to open her mouth and everyone was entranced, mesmerised by the clear, crystalline quality of her voice and tone.

There's just no way to describe the beauty of her voice in words. It's just too beautiful!". "Amazing; incredible; superb; unbelievable ...,"

...She ended the spectacular night with A Question of Honour, sealing the fact that there may be many singers around but few could hold a candle to this very bright star. — New Straits Times (Malaysia)

...From that first song on, Brightman's voice was impeccable. Its clean power and range was awe-inspiring, its ethereal and angelic tonality mesmerizing. — The Plain Dealer (USA)

...(Brightman) delivered a show that was drenched in glitz and glamour -- a gilded frame for her picture- perfect golden voice. — Star Telegram (USA)

...Sarah Brightman welcomed us inside her "Harem" at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre -- but it was her classic hits that had the audience leaping to its feet. ...Where Brightman really shines is in her timeless operatic arias and standard showtunes, particularly her astonishing rendition of Nessun Dorma. — Adelaide Advertiser (Australia)

. ...Those who left before the encores missed the final spectacle. Suspended from wires high above the stage, the fearless diva sang "A Question of Honor," this time borrowing "Ebben? Ne andre lontana" from Catalani's opera, "La Wally." As the song ended, Brightman rotated several times -- Cirque du Soleil style -- and the Delta Center exploded in a snowstorm of confetti and pyrotechnics. With that brilliant display it really was "Time to Say Goodbye." — Salt Lake Tribune (USA)