Sarah Brightman -- Concert "One night in Eden" on PBS

Sarah's 1999 World Tour One night in Eden features a lot of songs from Sarah's most recent album Eden, as you can see from the programme from the concert I saw in The Hague on 22 May 1999

I had already heard rumours that there is a video registration of the concert, but I do not know if it is available in shops already.

Then on 28 May I received the email given below about this video and about broadcasting dates on American public TV (PBS). I give the entire email below, just in case an American visitor of this page would like to know.

On 4 July I saw on Dutch TV the video of the concert. Or at least a part of it: what I saw was 1 hour long, whereas the PBS-version is about 90 minutes and contains additional songs and an interview with Sarah Brightman, so I am told.

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Dear Webmaster,

You haven't fully experienced EDEN until you've seen the television
special!  Sarah Brightman's new PBS special, SARAH BRIGHTMAN: ONE NIGHT IN
EDEN, premieres on PBS stations nationally this June!  Following Sarah's
HALL, ONE NIGHT IN EDEN takes Sarah's amazing new album to another level. 
It's a great preview if you're planning to see her in concert this June, a
nice souvenir or a terrific consolation prize if you couldn't get tickets!
(home video copies will be available through your local PBS station).  A
press release and national airdates for the special are included below. 
You've put together a wonderful tribute to Sarah, and I hope you can help
us reach Sarah's fans.  Please let me know if you would accept a
promotional banner on your site.  I can be reached via email at or by phone at 212/974-2121, ext 3822 if you
need additional information.   I look forward to hearing from you.


Tania Soudah
WLIW New York Publicity


Sarah Brightman takes viewers to musical paradise in SARAH BRIGHTMAN: ONE
NIGHT IN EDEN, premiering on PBS in summer 1999 (check local listings).

Transcending the traditional concert performance, SARAH BRIGHTMAN: ONE
NIGHT IN EDEN is a theatrical extravaganza that captures the March 13,
1999, debut of Brightman's One Night in Eden tour. Filmed with 12 cameras
before a sold-out audience at South Africa's Sun City resort, the special
features spectacular lighting, sets and choreography.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN: ONE NIGHT IN EDEN explores a diverse range of musical
styles, from the theme from Titanic, "Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go
On)" and the Bee Gees' "First of May" to Puccini's "Nessun dorma," as well
as original and adapted compositions featuring Brightman's own lyrics.
Brightman leads the audience on a musical and spiritual journey into
different countries, performing songs that have touched the hearts of
music fans around the world and new songs heard here for the first time.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN: ONE NIGHT IN EDEN embodies Brightman's belief in the
"spiritual" power of a melody and "the importance of truth in art." The
creative team worked closely with Brightman to reflect her vision,
retaining the original character of translated or adapted songs. The
enchanting soprano's interpretations of opera arias, timeless pop hymns
and musical theater classics fuse sound and vision into passionate
emotion, accenting the talent of this multifaceted performer.

Brightman thrills the audience with the title track from her gold album
Time to Say Goodbye and a medley of songs from Phantom of the Opera, the
Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that brought Brightman international fame as
the original "Christine", featuring "Music of the Night", "Phantom Suite"
and "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again".  

SARAH BRIGHTMAN: ONE NIGHT IN EDEN is Brightman's second PBS special. Her
first special, SARAH BRIGHTMAN AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL, premiered in
March 1998 and continues to be one of PBS' most popular music specials.

Acquisition funding provided by Public Television Viewers and PBS.
Producer: Nemo Studios, Hamburg, and DoRo Production GmbH/Austria.
Presenter: WLIW New York. Executive producer: Frank Peterson. Director:
Hannes Rossacher. Stage designer: Johan Engels. Lighting designer: Patrick
Woodroffe. Choreographer: Michael Bergese. Format: CC STEREO


PUBLICITY CONTACTS: Susan Soberman and Laura Savini, WLIW New York, Tel.:
212/974-2121, ext. 3032 and 3004; Fax: 516/349-0760; E-mail: and
In Chronological Order as of 5/27
Call your local PBS affiliate if you don't see your city listed!

KBTC            Tacoma, WA (Seattle)    Wed., 5/26 @ 9 PM
KSYS            Medford, OR             Sun., 5/30 @ 9 PM
KOCE            Huntington Bch, CA (LA) Tue., 6/1  @ 7:30 PM
New Hamp. PTV   New Hampshire           Wed., 6/2  @ 7:30 PM 
                                           (Encore @ 10:45 PM)
WHYY            Philadelphia, PA        Wed., 6/2  @ 9PM
KBDI            Denver, CO              Sat., 6/5  @ 4:30 PM
                                        Sun., 6/6  @ 9:30 PM
WTVS            Detroit, MI             Sat., 6/5  @ 8 PM
KRMA            Denver, CO              Sat., 6/5  @ 9 PM
Vermont ETV     Burlington              Sat., 6/5  @ 9 PM
WITF            Harrisburg/Lancaster PA Sat., 6/5  @ 8 PM
KCTS            Seattle, WA             Sun., 6/6  @ 7:30PM
WSBE            Providence, RI          Sun., 6/6  @ 8 PM
KRCB            Rohnert Park (San Fran) Sun., 6/6  @ 8 PM	
WGVU            Grand Rapids, MI        Sun., 6/6  @ 9 PM
WTTW            Chicago, IL             Mon., 6/7  @ 7:30 PM
                                        Thu., 6/10 @ 9:50 PM
WXXI            Rochester, NY           Mon., 6/7  @ 8 PM
KPTS            Wichita, KS             Mon., 6/7  @ 8:30 PM
KVIE            Sacramento, CA          Thu., 6/10 @ 9 PM	 
WSKG            Binghamton, NY          Sat., 6/12 @ 8 PM	
WLIW            New York, NY            Sun., 6/13 @ 7 PM ENCORE!
KPBS            San Diego, CA           Sun., 6/13 @ 8 PM
WNIT            South Bend, IN          Sun., 6/13 @ 9 PM
WQLN            Erie, PA                Sun., 6/13 @ 9:30 PM
Maryland PTV    Baltimore               Sun., 6/13 @ 9:30 PM 
KQED            San Francisco, CA       Mon., 6/21 @ 8 PM
WGBH            Boston, MA              Thu., 6/24 @ 7:30 PM
WVIZ            Cleveland, OH           Sun., 6/27 @ 9 PM
WJCT            Jacksonville, FL        Sun., 6/27 @ 9:30 PM
WNED            Buffalo, NY             Mon., 6/28 @ 8 PM
KNPB            Reno, NV                Wed., 6/30 @ 8:30PM

The Public Broadcasting Service has a Web site:
      PBS Online
WLIM New York will have a Web site soon:
      WLIM Public Television

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