Sarah Brightman, the world’s best-selling soprano and a superstar of the crossover genre between pop and classical, has given her first concert in the UK for fifteen years to an enraptured audience in the Albert Hall. Best known for Phantom of the Opera and her ‘Time to say Goodbye’ duet with Andrea Bocelli, she has gone from small beginnings in the dance group Hot Gossip through stage musicals to become a world-class recording artist.
Born 14 August 1960 5.45 am London (from memory), she attended a performing arts school as a child and made her stage debut at 13. She appeared in CATS where she met Andrew Lloyd Webber who left his wife and two children for her and she split from her first marriage as well. The Lloyd Webber marriage only lasted six years and was, she later admitted, ‘a difficult time’ but it established her as a major talent.
She has a Sun Uranus in Leo on her Ascendant in a lucky and confident trine to Jupiter in Sagittarius on the cusp of the performing 5th house, as well as being square a 10th house Taurus Moon. Taurus is often a sign found in singers’ charts given its rulership of the throat. Her Neptune opposes her Midheaven squaring onto a flamboyant Mercury in Leo. She has a wide-ish Yod of Neptune sextile Saturn inconjunct an ambitious 10th house Mars in Gemini marking her out as an individual who stands out from the crowd. Plus a tough-minded Saturn in Capricorn in the 5th trine Pluto Venus in Virgo, sextile Neptune.
She’s definitely a strong personality, with Uranus in aspect to her Sun and Moon in Fixed signs, who won’t be comfortable with compromise or be overly adaptable. Her Saturn in the 5th gives her organising ability in the entertainment business; and also points to delays or problems having children which she tried to have with her third partner but it didn’t work.
Her marriage to Lloyd Webber was always going to be problematic with his Mars Saturn (Pluto) Moon in Leo sitting on top of her Sun Uranus and square her Moon. Though his Venus and Midheaven in Taurus were conjunct her Moon which would help initially both emotionally and in terms of professional ambition. They are evidently still on friendly terms.
Her creative 5th and 7th Harmonics are strong as is her ‘obsessive dream’ 11H.