Diva of the Week
by Christie Connolley
Divas in spaaaaaaaaaace! According to the Guardian, Sarah Brightman of Phantom of the Opera fame (yes, we know Phantom of the Opera isn’t an opera) hopes to be the first diva to sing from space:
British singer Sarah Brightman is scheduled to begin training this year for a 2015 flight to the International Space Station where she hopes to become the first professional musician to sing from space, according to the company arranging the trip.
But she faces competition from Lady Gaga, who, according to reports late last year, intends to be the first when she performs one song in space in early 2015 on a Virgin Galactic flight. Virgin Galactic, part of Richard Branson’sthe Virgin Group, plans to offer suborbital space flights.
Which diva will get there first?