Sarah Brightman's Hymn for the world

The world's best-selling soprano of all-time, Sarah Brightman, reflects on how music helped her feel whole again after her highly-publicized 10-day trip to space had to be abandoned.
Best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman. (Simon Fowler)
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What do you do when the sky is the limit? For Sarah Brightman, the world's best-selling soprano of all-time, you push beyond the sky and set your sights on space.

After training to go into space aboard the International Space Station, Brightman's highly-publicized 10-day trip had to be cancelled and, in her own words, she was left feeling "vulnerable and depleted."

Now, three years later, she's bounced back with her most uplifting and optimistic album yet, Hymn. Brightman joins q's Tom Power to reflect on how music helped her feel whole again.

Sarah Brightman with host Tom Power in the q studio in Toronto, Ont. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)

Brightman's new album, Hymn, comes out Friday, November 9. She'll be launching a world tour this month, which will bring her back to North American soon.

Listen to the full conversation with Sarah Brightman near the top of this page. 

Produced by ​Mitch Pollock


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