Die Sängerin mit amerikanischer Staatsbürgerschaft war zwei Jahre in der Liederklasse von Hartmut Höll und Mitzuko Shirai. Außerdem nahm sie an vielen Meisterkursen teil, u.a. bei Wolfram Rieger und Grace Bumbry.
Nach ihrem Diplom 1994 wurde sie von der Operndirektorin Frau Brigitte Faßbaender an das Staatstheater Braunschweig engagiert.
Dort gewann sie außerdem den Förderpreis des Kammermusikpodiums Braunschweig.
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Anahita Ahsef’s artistic career began at early childhood; she was born in Tehran to multicultural parents who were themselves accomplished artists. Her father Bijan Ahsef was the Director of the Tehran Opera House; her mother Wendy Ahsef was a concert flautist.
After the revolution she moved to Vienna and then on to Munich.
At the age of 15 she was enrolled at the Salzburg Mozarteum. At the age of 17 she won the “Angelica Catalani” prize in Ostra, Italy.
At the Erl Festival Hall, at the age of 20, she sang the part of “Santuzza” in Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” as well as the solo soprano part in Beethoven’s 9th symphony.
She has taken part in numerous master courses, including under Wolfram Rieger and Grace Bumbry, as well as several years with H. Höll and M. Shirai.
After receiving her diploma from the Mozarteum in Salzburg she was engaged at the State Theatre of Braunschweig, under the direction of Brigitte Fassbaender.
She won the scholarship prize of the Chamber Music Panel in Braunschweig. Under the direction of Gian Carlo Menotti, she sang the lead role in his
opera “Help! Help! The Globolinks”.
Since 1998, together with Friederike Kannenberg, Anahita has built up a large repertoire, and performed internationally with great acclaim.
She has held a permanent position at the Tyrolean Festival in Erl, performing numerous leading roles in Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung”.
Her repertoire includes Agatha in Carl Maria von Weber’s “The Freeshooter”, Helena in Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream”, and Vitellia in Mozart’s “The Clemency of Titus”.
Under the flag of the Classix Festival of Braunschweig Anahita sang Gustav Mahler’s “Songs of a Traveling Journeyman” in Moscow.
Anahita looks forward to singing more Wagner in the future!