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Antonio Banderas And Sarah Brightman Sing Beautiful Duet Of “Phantom Of The Opera”
I had no idea he could sing like that.
Eduardo Gaskell
02.02.21

Broadway and West End fans rejoice! This is one show you will play over and over. We’re talking one of epic proportions! A duet between, and you won’t believe it, a world-renowned Broadway singer and an international movie star.

These two talented artists take the stage to perform a song from The Phantom of the Opera to honor Andrew Lloyd Webber on his 50 birthday celebration. And it truly is spectacular.

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Lights! Curtains!

The stars of Broadway are lining up in the wings to perform and give a salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Royal Albert Hall is packed with his friends and family, big stars, and VIPs, ready to see a few performances of a lifetime. The man is celebrating his golden!

They pulled out all the stops for production and talent in order to give one of the greatest composers a celebration for his many contributions to the world of theater.

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That familiar intro!

Lightning strikes with that massive pipe organ and the London Musicians Orchestra performs the explosive composition. The crowd cheers as from stage left, a spotlight finds none other than the star of the original production of Phantom, Sarah Brightman.

It was Brightman who crafted the role of Christine Daaé at London’s West End world premiere of The Phantom of the Opera. And here she is years later, paying tribute to her ex-husband, Lloyd Webber.

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That’s one sexy Phantom!

Sarah Brightman takes center stage and rolls into the eponymous song from Phantom. As she sings, the spotlight finds The Phantom walking down. Who is that gentleman playing the Phantom? That looks like Hollywood and International movie sensation Antonio Banderas!

But can he… sing?

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You bet he can! And when he raises the microphone to sing, his unique voice fills the Royal Albert Hall, and these two deliver an awesome duet to the delight of the shocked audience.

Banderas is no stranger to Lloyd Webber musicials, as he portrayed Ché, the narrator, in the movie version of Evita.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed 21 musicals, and his longest-running musical by far is The Phantom of The Opera. It is the story of a beautiful soprano who becomes the obsession of a musical genius living in an expansive underground lair below the Paris Opéra House.

Lloyd Webber based the musical on the 1910 French novel by Gaston Leroux, and it went on to become a worldwide sensation.

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Webber created the role of Christine Daaé for his then wife, Sarah Brightman. Phantom won the 1986 Olivier Award and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical. How sweet of Sarah to be back on stage for Andrew.

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Youtubers are commenting about the two singers

“Has her voice aged a single day? It might as well be 1989 all over again!”

“Antonio Banderas has to be the most sensual sounding Phantom going.

“Who knew, Antonio Banderas sings well. And he even managed to do a duet with Sarah Brightman. Wow!”

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Here is your VIP access to this breathtaking performance of a Webber classic! Watch Antonio and Sarah below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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