Ambur Braid has been praised as a “powerful soprano” by the New York Times and “a class unto herself” (Frankfurter Allgemeine), delivering her portrayals with an “unhinged intensity.”

In the 2017-2018 season, Ambur will sing her first performances of Puccini’s iconic Tosca in a return to the Calgary Opera and will debut with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa singing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. She recently appeared as The Queen in a new production of Krenek’s Das geheime Königreich at Oper Frankfurt, a performance the Frankfurter Allgemeine called “a mixture of 

Ambur is an alumna of the Canadian Opera Company Studio where she has performed Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, the title role in Semele, and Adele in Christopher Alden’s dark production of Die Fledermaus. She has also covered the role of Elisabetta in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux and Clémence in Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de loin as a member of the Studio. Other appearances with the COC include Amore in Orfeo ed Euridice, The Greek Woman in Iphigénie en Tauride, and the Danish Lady in Death in Venice. She received degrees from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music and San Francisco Conservatory.

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