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Ambur Braid


Ambnur Braid
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The Canadian soprano Ambur Braid made her debut at Oper Frankfurt singing the Queen in Křenek's Das geheime Königreich / The Secret Kingdom before moving to Europe to join the ensemble in 2018/19. This season she can be heard as Norma (role debut) and Salome in the new production of Strauss' opera. Last season she sang the title role (role debut) in Ariadne auf Naxos in Frankfurt (semi-concert) and Madame Lidoine in a new production of Dialogues des Carmélites. Other recent roles for the company have included the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Helmwige (Die Walküre), Scintilla (Satyricon), and Elettra (Idomeneo). This season she also makes her debuts at the Opéra de Lyon, as Eva in a new production of Schreker's Irrelohe, and the Bregenz Festival as Stephana in Giordano's Siberia. Other highlights in her career have included Sabina in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian  at the Canadian Opera Company under Johannes Debus and Schmitt's La Tragédie de Salomé with the hr-Sinfonieorchester under Alain Altinoglu.  Ambur Braid studied at Royal Conservatory of Music's Glenn Gould School in Toronto and San Francisco Conservatory of Music and was a member of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio.