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Ambur Braid

Soprano

Ambnur Braid
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During Oper Frankfurt's 2019/20 season the Canadian soprano Ambur Braid adds three roles to her repertoire: the title role in Salome and Princess Natalie in Henze's Der Prinz von Homburg - both new productions - and Elettra in Idomeneo. She also repeats her wonderful portrayal of the Queen in Křenek's Das geheime Königreich / The Secret Kingdom. Her roles at Oper Frankfurt since she joined the ensemble were the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Helmwige (Die Walküre) and Scintilla in a new production of Maderna's Satyricon. Before joining the company she thrilled audiences here with Elisabetta in concert performances of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux and the Queen of the Night, a role she has sung at English National Opera in London, Calgary Opera and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, where she spent some years as a member of the ensemble, singing roles including Dalinda (Ariodante), Handel's Semele and Adele (Die Fledermaus), and returned to sing Sabina in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian in 2018. This award winning singer has sung Tosca at Calgary Opera, Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) at the Teatro de São Carlos in Lisbon, Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at the Opéra Atelier in Toronto and Violetta (La traviata) at Arizona Opera. Ambur Braid studied at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.