Sarah Brightman: the measure of any artist is how they inspire the future

World-renowned soprano Sarah Brightman said “the measure of any artist is how they inspire the future” as she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The singer said she hopes to inspire others “like I have been from those before me” at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Brightman is the world’s best-selling soprano, pioneering the classical crossover music movement and known for her vocal range above three octaves.

She made her West End musical theater debut in 1981, in Cats, and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, before going on to star in several Broadway musicals, including the world-famous The Phantom of the Opera. world on both the West End and Broadway.

The couple married briefly in 1984 before separating in 1990, although they remained on friendly terms.

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The world-renowned soprano said she hopes to inspire others ‘like I’ve had from those before me’ at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday (Yui Mok/PA)

She was joined in Thursday’s ceremony by US actresses Kristin Chenoweth and Emilie Kouatchou, and choreographer Anthony Van Laast, who provided remarks ahead of the presentation.

In his own statement, Brightman said: “The Walk of Fame, it really is a fitting name for the way we came to be on this glittering sidewalk.

“Anyone who has set foot on the stage knows that the path to an event like this is one step at a time.

“Every step to higher levels and greater achievements, the hard work of navigating is sacrifice and despite the truth these are great words

“Because there is no action we decide to take that is not inspired, and inspiration in all its forms comes from something that already exists.”

The measure of any artist is how they inspire the future, and today has allowed me to take a sweet honorable step down the sidewalk, to hopefully inspire others like me. made from the predecessors.Sarah Brightman

She continued: “The measure of any artist is how they inspire the future, and today has allowed me to take a sweet honorable step down the sidewalk, to hopefully inspire others. others as I did from those who came before.”

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Brightman thanks her mother and father, who introduced her to the arts and provided for her at the beginning of her career.

She also singled out Lloyd Webber as “indomitable” for creating breakout pieces by herself and other collaborators, including Swedish pop artist Abba, before thanking the rest of the cast her family.

“Believe me, today we are all in this star together,” she said.

Born and raised in Berkhamsted, England, Brightman began singing and dancing at the age of 3, and began her career as a member of the television dance troupe, Hot Gossip, releasing several successful disco single as a solo performer.

Brightman remains one of the world’s most prominent performers, with global sales of 30 million units having received over 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries.

She has been invited to perform at major prestigious events around the world including the 2007 Diana Concert and The Kennedy Center Honors.

Brightman was also the first artist to be invited to perform the theme song at the Olympic Games twice.

Later this month, she will entertain her “first exclusive Las Vegas engagement” at The Venetian Resort.

Her star ranked 2,736th on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was awarded in the Live Theater/Live Performance category.

It is located at 6243 Hollywood Avenue in front of the Pantages Theatre.

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