Samuel from Los Angeles, California
Saw Sarah at the Dolby, LA. She was fabulous...the costume changes were flawless and quick. Her voice is incredible...the musicians were talented and enhanced the performance...the background was theme to the concept of DREAMCHASER...and more appropriately, kept the cell phone photo takers at bay because there is no way they could get a usable photo with that background. Genius. No one left at intermission. I would go again...and pay any amount. I don't get the complaints. This was never billed as a solo performance...read the show description next time and save yourself the aggravation.
Swan from Spokane, Washington
BEST CONCERT, MEMORABLE & MAGICAL
We travelled about 280 miles to see her show & it was well worth the money spent. Great show! Must see if you have a chance.
OJ from Los Angeles, California
The concert was spectacular and sarah was amazing. Costumes are fabulous and music exciting. Well worth the money spent and look forward to all her concerts
Joel Scarf from Toronto, Ontario
THE BEST YET
This was my fourth Sarah Brightman show and overall I would say this is the best one yet. There were several high points but The Phantom was mesmerizing as usual but even more so this time. I think she appreciated the solid applause after each number and I'm convinced she gave us a little extra at the end. Wonderful, can't wait for her next tour.
from Charlotte, North Carolina
This was my first Sarah Brightman concert and it definitely will not be my last. Her voice draws you in and you find yourself hanging on every note. Every standing ovation (and there were many) was well deserved!
Sam Eljoundi from Greenville, South Carolina
Exceeded our expectations. Sarah is a true artist and I appreciate her for her performance. Beautiful voice and a dazzling show.
Richard Martel from Dallas, Texas
Saw Sarah for the 3rd time in Dallas. AA Center too large - poor acoustics. Sarah's performance in the opera house was exceptional. She was in fine voice and it was amazing to see her still able to hit the highest notes from Phantom. The band, orchestra, choir and her guest singers were excellent. Sarah performed herself a solid two hours. I wanted to be close in this smaller venue and had to dig deep for the cost of the tickets. After the performance my guest and I both felt it was worth twice what was paid. The music from her latest CD was not my favorite, but she did an awesome job of highlighting her new work while delivering on many of her older songs. Thought she hit the perfect balance and wish I could afford to go to another city to see it again. I would highly recommend seeing Sarah Brightman.
James Strickland from Marietta, Georgia
A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
Saw her at The Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood,Fla Feb 20, 2019. SPECTACULAR. The song right before intermission carried the audience on a super high that was so affecting it left me in tears. I had just seen her days earlier at The Fox in Atlanta and the sound wasn't quite what it should be. However, at The Hard Rock it was wonderful. I would go see her ever night if it were possible. She is a living legend with the voice of an Angel The greatest soprano of our lifetime. How fortunate we are that we get to see her.
Joe Cox from League City, Texas
WHAT A TREAT!
Wow. What a show Sarah Brightman put on last night in Sugar Land. My 4th time to see her and this was the best. Her voice is truly amazing and the costumes were fabulous. Awesome band and choir also.
Kate L. from Los Angeles, California
IN AWE - PURE JOY!
Saw Sarah at the Dolby Theater in LA - we opted to pay more for a (more intimate theater), over the the show at the Honda Center. Worth every cent! Sarah was truly amazing! She is without a doubt, one of the greatest talents of our generation. I had been waiting to see her perform for 19 years. She was captivating --tears streamed down my face for half of the show. The set list was a generous blend of both older & newer favorites. I did not find 'the light show' distracting -- Rather it complimented & enhanced the experience. Her guest performers were a wonderful addition to the show. Only complaints: people had the nerve to arrive late - and noisily - during the first song. Plus, people whispered loudly both during songs, & during transitions & the build ups to the next song -- when it was clearly inappropriate. Rude! We must have been in a bad section. Also, the theater was freezing! Regardless, it was a PERFECT night - & Sarah deserved the standing ovation that she received!
Dawn and Nels Erickson from Vancouver, British Columbia
We have seen and heard Sarah in three concerts and everyone excels in different ways and leaves us in awe of her talents. I would go to another concert in a heartbeat when she comes to Vancouver again.
Eileen from Vancouver, British Columbia
We travelled from the Okanagan to attend the peformance and loved everything about it. The band, orchestra, background singers, and gown changes were all spectacular and spell binding. Well worth the effort and money spent to travel. We dined at Frankies Italian restaurant before the concert and enjoyed lovely food and service, so would recommend that restaurant to complete the night out. Would love to see Sarah Brightman again and would pay the extra money required to sit in the first few rows, not that our seats were inferior. What a gift the woman has and I feel so grateful to have heard her in person.
Emilie Cozzi from New York, New York
EXCEPTIONALLY GIFTED PERFORMER/DISTRACTING LIGHT SHOW
Sarah Brightman gave an exceptional performance this evening at Radio City Music Hall. Though an advocate of stage technology, I felt the astral projections and cosmic show which accompanied her were distracting and cheapened her performance. Her exquisite voice, at times, fought to be heard above the electronic sound. Sarah Brightman does not need special effects, and the audience needs to hear her voice unfettered by a sound and light show.
Roger Kliemisch from New York, New York
ALMOST TOO DAZZLING!
Incredible artist and phenomenal voice. Have never heard one better. The only criticism was the light show....the light behind her was blinding to many in the audience. People in front of us and behind us complained to the technicians during the intermission and the background light was dimmed during the second half.....Had spots in front of my eyes during the intermission as did others. It is a shame that the choreographers tried to ruin was an absolutely fantastic performance.
from Toronto, Ontario
TOO MANY LIGHTS
The background lighting was definitely excessive, and she did seem to be screaming at times, but I felt as though I had my money's worth. We all have to start somewhere, and I think she was very generous bringing her guest."tenor" who certainly did not appeal, Maybe I go to the Opera too often. Surprised she did Jerusalem with different lyrics, and one of Vivaldi's seasons, I think, but they were both enjoyable. Terry Peters
A J Marks from Salt Lake City, Utah
One of the most extraordinary voices in the world! The accompanying light show and excessively loud music for too many of the songs was a needless distraction and brought my overall score down to a four.
P.E. Hammond from Seattle, Washington
SARAH IN SEATTLE 2019
My wife has been wanting to see Sarah Brightman for more years than I remember. We were able to see her perform last night in Seattle, WA. Me, not as familiar with her music, came along to experience the joy of my wife seeing her favorite performer. The show...was entertaining. We saw Andrea Bocelli twice in Seattle and loved his show so we looked forward to Sarah. Her voice is amazing and her range is incredible. The draw back is that her orchestra is a tad too loud and drowns out a gifted performer. The light show is spectacular except the bright spot lights located behind the choir; way too bright and blinding. The last issue was with Keith Moon-esk drummer. The constant twirling of the sticks as if playing for Metallica is way overdone and at times had the feeling he was trying to capture the spotlight away from Sarah. Overall my wife and I truly enjoyed the show.
Ernie from Chicago, Illinois
BLINDING LIGHT SHOW
Sarah brightman is an excellent tremendous singer but she sang her most popular songs only toward the end of her show and only a few songs. The most annoying part of the show is the blinding light that is directed to the audience for most of the show making you feel like you're looking at bright light headlights throughout the whole show. terrible show format. It could have been a much more enjoyable show if structured correctly.
Ml from Chicago, Illinois
Do the folks putting on these shows read these reviews?? Serval revlewers stated that the lighting was bad if not terrible. The strobe light behind Sarah blind us...and it just did not go away. Still have spots before our eyes..
Michael from Washington, District of Columbia
FUN TO WATCH BUT LOTS OF THE SHOW LIP-SYNCED
Golly, I loved the HYMN album so much that I know it by heart. We went to see Sarah at Constitution Hall 2/19 and much (maybe all?) of the evening was lip-synced by Sarah and her co-stars Narcis and Vincent Niclo. Our tix were almost $400 total--which I think is a waste of money for watching performers lip-sync.
JoAnn Leone from Detroit, Michigan
I looking forward to a lovely evening at the Fox listening to Sarah Brightmans beautiful voice, instead l got a glaring light show directly in my face! Throughout the entire concert. I guess those of us that sat in the mezzanine didn't get the same treatment that those did on the main floor. Was very disappointed
Pam Hamilton from Dallas, Texas
GLITZ UPSTAGES GIRL
VERY disappointing evening. We left at intermission. The light show was distracting; the costumes were Disney-like silly; the pre- recorded music, plus the electronic instruments drowned out the words. Her voice hit all the notes, but the content was lost. Too much glitz and glamour. Sad, Sarah is brilliant by herself.
Barbara from Baltimore, Maryland
SARAH BRIGHTMAN AT LYRIC OPERA HOUSE SEP 20 2013
My husband & I have listened to Sarah for the past 5 months almost every night while having dinner. We were so excited about seeing her in person & had looked forward to seeing her for a very long time. We traveled out of town for an overnight stay to see her. What a terrible disappointment and waste of a lot of money. We might as well have been at a rock concert. Sarah's voice was drowned out by the incredibly loud instruments in all but 3 songs. The light show and "dancers" were terribly distracting and a complete waste. Sarah's voice carries itself and we cannot imagine what on earth Sarah and her producers could have been thinking. Perhaps she is having difficulty with her voice and therefore it had to be covered up w/the music with the added distraction of the light show.
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