Is this the same woman that appears on the CLASSICS cd?
I am Kyal | Phoenix | 10/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I must say that I found myself unable to believe that this sweet, seraphic, wide-eyed woman is the same woman who appeared nude in two later music videos: Winter Light and Ave Maria.
The voice is even different. I didn't think a good voice could get better with age, but hers certainly has. She went from great to even better! Brava, Sarah, for all the hard vocal training. She does her homework.
Five stars for the voice and presentation. Some have complained of her facial expressions, but I must say that watching some of the more portly opera divas in action is sometimes excruciating to watch. This is tame by comparison, and she appears much more natural. Observe the way she raises her arms to get more breath in her lungs in a very poised, relaxed motion. This woman knows what she's doing.
I have previously criticized Ms. Brightman's overt sexuality on the "Ave Maria" video and on the "Classics" CD jacket. Regretfully, in this day and age, it takes more than sheer talent to sell a record to the masses. At least I can respect her decision to be sensual in an artistic way. As I watch this concert, I can hardly believe it's the same Sarah from both eras of her career. Amazing.
This video is a treat for anyone who loves Sarah, a good concert, a good voice, or all of the above. Don't expect the Sarah from the "Live in Las Vegas" DVD, however. That is Future-Sarah, and I can't wait to see what she does next.
Take care, everyone."
Sarah Brightman is amazing!
C. Hickman | Phoenix, AZ | 03/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an awesome video. The performances are incredible, especially the duet "Time to Say Goodbye" with Andrea Bocelli. Sarah also sings "Music of the Night", which is something she says she doesn't get to do often, since the song was written for the Phantom. It's a rare treat.
On a side note, we took this DVD to my daughter's music instructor to show her the types of songs she wanted to learn. Her instructor was very impressed and thought my daughter could learn a lot from Sarah's style and stage presence."