Brightman - one of the world's top-selling sopranos - was chosen as the only international performer to debut the song "You And Me" with Chinese singer Liu Huan in front of a live audience of nearly 100,000 in the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium.
It was also announced in the following press release that Brightman is scheduled for an August 11 appearance on "The Today Show" to promote her upcoming 2008 North American Fall Tour:
"Brightman's Olympic performance confirms her as one of the great theatrical sopranos of our time and fans await her much anticipated 2008 North American Fall Tour. Her first tour since 2004, Brightman will be performing 18 shows in the US, 10 shows in Canada and 4 shows in Mexico.
Over the past two and a half decades, Sarah Brightman has sold more than 26 million albums and over two million DVDs worldwide. Brightman is a pioneer in transcending and melding mainstream musical genres, from pop and Broadway showstoppers to operatic and classical arias. In 1992 she performed 'Amigos Para Siempre' at the Closing Ceremony of the Barcelona Olympics in a duet with Jose Carreras."
This year's Summer Games, which run August 8-24, are set to boast 302 events in 28 different sports. An estimated 10,500 individual athletes from 205 nations will compete for medals and Olympic glory.
For further information in English, visit the Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Brightman's 2008 Fall Tour Schedule:
Tues, Nov. 4 @ Arena
Thurs, Nov. 6 @ Auditorio Telmex
Sat, Nov. 8 @ Auditorio Nacional
Sun, Nov. 9 @ Auditorio Nacional
Wed, Nov. 12 @ Amer. Airlines Ctr
Fri, Nov. 14 @ UCF Convocation
Sat, Nov. 15 @
Sun, Nov. 16 @ St. Pete Times Forum
Tues, Nov. 18 @
Wed, Nov. 19 @
Sat, Nov. 22 @F oxwoods
Sun, Nov. 23 @ MSG
Monday, Nov. 24 @ TD Banknorth
Wed, Nov. 26 @ Centre
Fri, Nov. 28 @
Sat, Nov. 29 @ Copps Coliseum
Sun, Nov. 30 @ Air
Tues, Dec. 2 @ Quicken Loans Arena
Wed, Dec. 3 @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Thurs, Dec. 4 @ Allstate Arena
Sat, Dec. 6 @ MTS Centre
Sun, Dec. 7 @ Brandt Centre
Monday, Dec. 8 @ Saddledome
Wed, Dec. 10 @
Fri, Dec. 12 @
Sat, Dec. 13 @ Save on Foods Centre
Sun, Dec. 14 @ Comcast Arena
Tues, Dec. 16 @ ARCO Arena
Wed, Dec. 17 @ HP Pavillion
Fri, Dec. 19 @ Honda Center
Sat, Dec. 20 @
Sun, Dec. 21 @ Jobing.com Arena
For more information, visit Sarah Brightman's Official Homepage.