The world’s most successful and best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman will bring her ‘HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert’ Tour to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Of the tour, Brightman says fans should “expect the unexpected!” The ‘HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert’ Tour begins in South America and will include over 125 shows on five continents throughout 2018 and 2019. The North American dates of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off in January 2019.
Brightman will also unveil her much anticipated fifteenth full-length album, Hymn, on November 9, 2018 (Decca Gold/ Universal). This marks the multiplatinum GRAMMY® award-nominated classical crossover pioneer’s first new studio recording since she released the international chart-topper Dreamchaser in 2013. Brightman returned to the recording studio in 2016, to begin working on Hymn with long time producer and collaborator Frank Peterson. The result is the spiritually themed Hymn — an inspirational collection of orchestrated, choir-based songs that Brightman says felt soothing to record. Hymn, was recorded over the past two years in Hamburg, Miami, London, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, and Budapest.
Known for her three-octave range and for pioneering the classical-crossover music movement, Sarah Brightman has amassed global sales of more than 30 million units. The only artist to have simultaneously topped Billboard’s dance and classical music charts, Brightman has racked up more than 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries. She is also known for her iconic star turn in The Phantom of the Opera, whose soundtrack has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Her duet with Bocelli, “Time To Say Goodbye,” became an international success selling 12 million copies worldwide. Brightman’s albums Eden, La Luna, Harem, and Symphony were each chart-topping Billboard hits and accompanied by world tours. Additionally, Brightman has performed at such prestigious events as the 2007 Concert for Diana, the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charged by phone at (727) 300-2000, or in person at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater Box Office. Ticket prices start at $68.50.
About Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater:
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
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