Soprano Kira Braun is a versatile artist whose singing interests range from opera to the pops. Working extensively with pianist Peter Krochak she has recorded six albums of art songs including ‘Damask Roses’ which launched her into the public eye. Her most recent release, ‘MOSAIC’, is a recording of André Previn’s ‘Four Songs’ and ‘Vocalise’, with pianist Linda Ippolito and cellist Kirk Starkey.
On the opera stage, Kira has enjoyed roles for lyric soprano including the Dew Fairy and Sandman in ‘Hansel & Gretel’, Nella in ‘Gianni Schicchi’, and La Suora Infermiera in ‘Suor Angelica’.
Kira is currently working toward a special recording project due for release in 2020, the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. It will highlight the works of three Jewish Canadian composers, including the iconic ‘From the Diary of Anne Frank’ by Oskar Morawetz. Kira hopes that this body of work will bring awareness and healing in a time when racism and anti-Semitism continue in our society.
Despite a busy career, Kira continues her support of local choirs, musical organisations and community work. Tonight, she is delighted to make her Roy Thomson Hall debut at Christmas with The Salvation Army.