Biography in brief
Anita Ammersfeld grew up in Vienna and Canada. She completed her classical vocal studies at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, The Vienna Conservatory and at The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
In 1974 she made her debut as Cherubin in "The marriage of Figaro" by W.A. Mozart at the Wiener Volksoper. In 1979 she changed her voice type from Soubrette to Lyric Soprano. Ammersfeld's engagements extended from Volksoper Vienna to opera houses and theaters all over Europe and brought her even to Jerusalem.
Aside of it she also established herself as a concert performer in Austria, Germany and France and became known through numerous television appearances to a wide audience.
As of 2002, Anita Ammersfeld also participated in spoken theater productions and she worked together with colleagues i.e. Elfriede Ott and Fritz Muliar.
In addition to her career as a singer and actress Ammersfeld began in 1988 her work as a producer. She founded the "Musikforum Ammersfeld" and was a pioneer especially in the field of Jewish and Yiddish music, which is also part of her personal identity. The arc of her own productions reached from opera and operetta to musical satire.
From 2005 - 2015 she served as Director of stadtTheater walfischgasse, which she fundamentally renovated and newly reopened. Focus of her theater schedule were acting and sophisticated musical theater, often including premieres and comissioned works.
Anita Ammersfeld is married to the businessman Erwin Javor and has a son.