Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sarah Brightman...In Space!

Isn't there an old saying "in space no one can hear you sing?" Wait, I've got it wrong, it's "no one can hear you scream" and it's not an old saying, it's the tagline from the film "Alien." The galaxy will soon be getting a free concert from legendary soprano Sarah Brightman as she announced today that she will be going to space on an orbital spaceflight mission to the International Space Station. The UNESCO Artist for Peace Ambassador will be part of a three person mission that will orbit the Earth sixteen times a day. Brightman says, "I don't think of myself as a dreamer. Rather, I am a dream chaser I hope that I can encourage others to take inspiration from my journey both to chase down their own dreams and to help fulfill the important UNESCO mandate to promote peace and sustainable development on Earth and from space. I am determined that this journey can reach out to be a force for good, a catalyst for some of the dreams and aims of others that resonate with me." If Brightman, the original star of The Phantom of the Opera, makes it back to Earth, expect her to play Sigourney Weaver's role in the inevitable production of Alien the Musical.