MOSCOW, December 10. /TASS/. English classical crossover soprano singer Sarah Brightman will perform in Russia in 2019 as part of the world tour in support of her latest album HYMN, the press services of SAV Entertainment and PMI Show concert agencies told TASS.
The world’s most successful and bestselling soprano will give concerts at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow on October 29 and at the Oktyabrsky Concert hall in Petersburg on October 30. Last time the singer performed in Russia in 2017.
The singer’s tour began in South America in November 2018 and includes 125 shows across five continents throughout 2019.
HYMN, which is Brightman’s 15th record, was released on November 9.
"I’m so excited to share this album with everyone. HYMN is excitingly eclectic, encompassing many different styles, and I’m looking forward to performing the new songs on my world tour. Every project I’ve done has come from an emotional place, and I wanted to make something that sounded very beautiful and uplifting. To me, ‘hymn,’ suggests joy a feeling of hope and light, something that is familiar and secure, and I hope that sentiment resonates through the music," said Sarah Brightman as quoted by the promoters.
Brightman began to work on this album with her longtime producer and collaborator Frank Peterson in 2016. Peterson also produced eight of her previous records.
According to the singer’s website, the album was recorded over the past two years in Hamburg, Miami, London, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York and Budapest.
"The spiritually themed HYMN is an inspirational collection of orchestrated, choir-based songs that Brightman says felt soothing to record at this moment in her life," according to the press release of the artist’s website.
The title track is a song by British prog-rock band Barclay James Harvest. The album includes "a new rendition of Brightman’s signature smash duet with Andrea Bocelli, "Time To Say Goodbye," singing lyrics that she wrote herself, and sung in English for the first time." according to the website.
Sarah Brightman sold more than 35 mln copies of her albums over her career. The singer won 180 gold and platinum awards in more than 40 countries.
In 2015, Sarah Brightman was expected to become the eighth space tourist and first professional singer to visit the International Space Station. Brightman arrived in Russia to begin a nine-month training program but later she had to cancel her trip.