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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, where she was a member of the ensemble in Frankfurt from 2018 - 2023. She's back this season to sing Rachel in this new production of Halévy's La Juive. In recent seasons she enjoyed great success here as Tosca, Angèle and Chawa in new productions of Weill'sThe Tsar wants his Photograph Taken and Rudi Stephan's Die ersten Menschen / The First People (world premiere Frankfurt 1920, voted  »Rediscovery of 2023«. by Opernwelt magazine), Norma (role debut) and Salome in the new Kosky production of Strauss' opera which were preceded by the title role (role debut) in Ariadne auf Naxos in Frankfurt (semi-concert) and Madame Lidoine in a new production of Dialogues des Carmélites. She made her debut at the Bregenz Festival in 2022 singing Stephana in Giordano's Siberia after singing Eva in a new production of Schreker's Irrelohe at the Opéra de Lyon. Other recent roles in Frankfurt included the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Helmwige (Die Walküre), Scintilla (Satyricon), and Elettra (Idomeneo). Other highlights 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. Future plans include Marie (role debut) in Wozzeck at Opéra de Lyon under Rustioni, a role she then performs at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. She also sings Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites under Riccardo Minasi when appearing at the Palau de les Arts Reina in Sofía for the first time and Beethoven 9 at the Tanglewood Festival and with the Gulbenkian Orchestra under Hannu Lintu.