Ambur Braid

Ambur Braid


Vocalists — Soprano

Ambur Braid makes an exceptional UK debut bringing the right combination of fear and allure to the Queen of the Night, and achieving a fine balance between clarity and nuance in her sound in ‘Der Hölle Rache’. —Sam Smith, MusicOMH, February 6, 2016 - Queen of the Night in "The Magic Flute" at English National Opera

"As the denizen of darkness, Canadian soprano Ambur Braid was a formidable Queen of the Night, her upper register impressively firm and all notes hit in the merciless ‘Der Hölle Rache’." —John E. de Wald, Opera Britannia, February 6, 2016 - Queen of the Night in "The Magic Flute" at English National Opera

“Anne Truelove, the only "positive" character of The Rake's Progress, a woman with true love (even in name) was treated with special care in this production. Helped by the good performance of Canadian Ambur Braid, who managed at the same time to give body and voice to the only truly operatic character from beginning to end, but with a greater complexity than usual and using a more dramatic soprano at times.” —Pedro Boléo, Público, June 1, 2015 - Anne Truelove in 'The Rake's Progress' at Teatro de São Carlos in Lisbon

“We finally meet the show’s leading lady and Ambur Braid is everything you want a Konstanze to be and more. She has beauty and stature and poise… her voice is also something to write home to mother about, if you wanted mother to know you were seeing a girl so deliciously urbane. As she demonstrated in last season’s The Magic Flute, she can deliver the trifecta of crystalline high notes, blissfully graceful vocal cadenzas and deep emotional intensity that Mozart liked all his leading sopranos to possess.” —Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star, October 27, 2013 - Konstanze in 'Die Entführung aus dem Serail' at Opéra Atelier

“Ambur Braid was our Vitellia, communicating malice with intense acting and a steely, tight vibrato. She cross-pollinated coloratura with verismo in Act 1; Non più di fiori, in Act 2, was nothing less than a mad scene. I must say this raven-haired Canadian does wicked rather well.” —Arthur Kaptainis, National Post, February 7, 2013 - Vitellia in 'La clemenza di Tito' at the Canadian Opera Company

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Canadian soprano Ambur Braid is quickly establishing herself as an artist to watch and can “deliver the trifecta of crystalline high notes, blissfully graceful vocal cadenzas and deep emotional intensity” in the dramatic coloratura soprano roles she portrays (Toronto Star).

In the 2016-2017 season, Ambur Braid returns to the Canadian Opera Company as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte conducted by Bernard Labadie and Dalinda in Richard Jones’s production of Ariodante conducted by Johannes Debus. She also makes her German debut as the Queen of the Night at Oper Frankfurt. Ms . . .

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