Toronto-based soprano Ambur Braid is a new member of the COC Ensemble Studio. She recently appeared as the Queen of the Night in the Ensemble Studio performance of The Magic Flute and the Danish Lady in Death in Venice. She holds her bachelor of music degree from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music and her master of music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Ms Braid has performed the role of Diane in Iphigénie en Tauride with Opera Atelier; Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Princess/Fire in L’enfant et les sortilèges and Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the San Francisco Conservatory; and, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Glenn Gould School. Ms Braid has won the East Bay Opera Competition, the San Francisco Conservatory Concerto Competition, and the Palm Beach Opera Competition. With the COC this season Ms Braid understudies roles in Cinderella and Ariadne auf Naxos.