"Harem" — based on Brightman's top-selling album of the same name — will debut in the Manhattan area Aug. 13 at 10 PM on WLIW 21 and will go wide nationally in December. Directed by Hannes Rossacher, the special features footage shot in Morocco and Egypt. Brightman performs ten songs in the television program, including such classics as "What a Wonderful World" and "Stranger in Paradise." Other titles include "Harem," "Beautiful," "Mysterious Days," "What You Never Know," "It's a Beautiful Day," "Free," "The War Is Over" and "The Journey Home." The album "Harem" debuted on Billboard's Classical Crossover charts at number one. The CD has already gone gold in Japan and is also a hit in Germany and the U.K.
Brightman, who had a seventies dance hit on the British pop charts, caught the public's attention in Andrew Lloyd Webber's megahit The Phantom of the Opera when she created the role of opera singer Christine Daae. She also appeared in Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love before launching an internationally successful concert and recording career. In fact, her duet with tenor Andrea Boccelli, "Time to Say Goodbye," was certified gold in the U.S. and was number one on the Billboard charts for over 30 weeks. Her other solo recordings include “Encore,” “Classics,” “Fly,” “La Luna,” “Timeless,” “Eden,” “Fly 2,” “Dive,” “As I Came of Age,” “Songs That Got Away” and “Sarah Brightman Sings the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.”