Sarah Brightman – Rogers Arena – October 25, 2013
Like the true diva that she is, Sarah Brightman appeared, at Rogers Arena, elevated above the stage amidst a great burst of light projected behind her. A series of floor length, flowing gowns and over the top glittering headpieces followed as did a spectacular array of vocal and stage theatrics. The singer’s fascination with space is clear on this tour in support of her latest album Dreamchaser, as the massive stage projections went through all the elements; fire, water, wind, earth and moonscapes, during the show. While the background was dramatic, onstage the simplicity of the 4 backing musicians and occasional addition of 2 dancers, meant that the vocals and Ms Brightman were the main focus.
Beginning the set with the single Angel from Dreamchaser, the 2 hour set, in two acts, included simple melodic pop tracks as “One Day Like This”, popular popera “A Question Of Honour” or straight forward opera “Canto Della Terra” performed with vocalist Erkan Aki. The set, performed in 2 acts with a short intermission between, was a build up to the songs that everyone was waiting to hear, Ms Brightman’s signature “The Phantom Of The Opera”. also performed with Erkan Aki, and “Time To Say Goodbye”.
The Dreamchaser World Tour continues down the West Coast of North America throughout this month before moving into Mexico & South American to close out the year.