In 2012, Brightman was appointed as the UNESCO Artist for Peace for the period 2012–2014, for her "commitment to humanitarian and charitable causes, her contribution, throughout her artistic career, to the promotion of cultural dialogue and the exchanges among cultures, and her dedication to the ideals and aims of the Organization".
Apart from music, Brightman has begun a film career, making her debut in Repo!
In the end, Bocelli and Pavarotti performed "Miserere" together, which became a Europe-wide smash hit.
A singer on the rise, Bocelli competed in the Sanremo Festival in 1994.
Visually impaired from birth, he became blind at the age of 12 following a soccer injury.
And this is my goal, my purpose and my joy: to pray together."Bocelli married his first wife, Enrica, in 1992.
The couple had two sons, Amos and Matteo, before separating in 2002.
His parents wanted him to become an attorney and while at University of Pisa, Bocelli studied law and later became a court appointed lawyer after graduating from law school. Bocelli studied with Franco Corelli and took up playing piano in bars to pay for his lessons.
One of Bocelli's first lucky breaks came in 1992 when he recorded a demo tape of "Miserere" for Zucchero Fornaciari, with the song co-written by U2's Bono.