'La Traviata' diva and her donuts

2014-03-03T07:00:00Z 2014-03-03T10:06:30Z 'La Traviata' diva and her donutsCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 03, 2014 7:00 am  • 

Canadian soprano Amber Braid is from the land of the donuts.

There are cities near her hometown of Toronto that by some estimations have more donut shops per capita than anywhere in North America.

But Braid told us last week that she was losing her mind over Phoenix donut shop BoSa.

"They come in a 'Simpsons'/Pepto Bismal pink box," she said. "I have had 36 of them since I got here two weeks ago."

Braid, making her American and Arizona Opera debuts with this weekend's production of "La Traviata," said she and a fellow cast member hit the donut shop every morning on the way to rehearsal in Phoenix.

We suggested that she try Tucson's own La Cave's Bakery on the south side during her stay here. Not surprisingly she asked for the address. (It's at 1219 S. Sixth Ave.)

Braid will sing the role of Violetta in Saturday's performance of "La Traviata" at Tucson Music Hall.

See Thursday's Caliente for an interview with Braid and soprano Caitlyn Lynch, both making their role debuts as Violetta.

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