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Sarah Brightman coming to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg

The operatic diva will scale back from arenas for her next tour.

Sarah Brightman is used to playing arenas. Since 2000, her concerts in Tampa Bay have all taken place before thousands of fans at what is now Amalie Arena.

So getting to see her in a theater should be quite a treat.

Brightman, one of the biggest stars in classical "popera," is coming to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Feb. 19. Tickets start at $68.50 and go way, way up to a $900 VIP package that includes a meet and greet and goodies like a "signature Swarovski gift."

The tour will come in support of Brightman's new album Hymn, to be released Nov. 9. All tickets purchased for the tour will include a copy.

Brightman will likely include a mix of pop and classical songs in her show, including (possibly) selections from The Phantom of the Opera, written by her ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber, and in which she originated the role of Christine; and most likely her iconic Andrea Bocelli collaboration Time to Say Goodbye.

For details on the show, click here and here.

— Jay Cridlin

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