The Canadian soprano Ambur Braid sang the Queen in Křenek's Das geheime Königreich / The Secret Kingdom before moving to Europe to join the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in 2018/19. During the 2020/21 season she repeats her stunning performance of the title role in Barrie Kosky's new Salome (role debut) - which sadly had to close after three performances after the corona virus struck, which also prevented her from adding another new role to her repertoire - Princess Natalie in a new production of Henze's The Prince of Homburg – and can be heard as Madame Lidoine / the New Prioress in a new production of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites. She has also thrilled audiences here with the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Helmwige (Die Walküre), Scintilla (Maderna's Satyricon), Elektra (Idomeneo) and Elisabetta in concert performances of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux (which she stepped in at short notice to sing), a role she has sung at English National Opera in London, Calgary Opera and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. While a member of the ensemble in Toronto, where she returned in October 2018 for Sabina in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian, her roles included Dalinda (Ariodante), Handel's Semele and Adele (Die Fledermaus). This award winning artist has sung Tosca at Calgary Opera, Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon, Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at Opéra Atelier in Toronto and Violetta (La traviata) at Arizona Opera. Ambur Braid studied at Royal Conservatory of Music's Glenn Gould School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.