Israeli-born conductor Asher Fisch appears with many of the world’s most renowned opera companies and symphony orchestras. With a vast repertoire that spans three centuries stylistically from Gluck to Adams, Mr. Fisch is particularly known and appreciated for his interpretive command of core German Romantic and post-Romantic repertoire, from Beethoven through Berg, including virtually the entire canon of Wagner and Strauss.
Asher Fisch is currently the Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Opera and formerly served as Music Director of the New Israeli Opera (1998-2008) and the Wiener Volksoper (1995-2000). In September 2013, he will take up the baton as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Fisch splits much of his time this current 2011-12 season between two of Germany’s principal opera houses: the Bayerische Staatsoper, where he leads a new production of Don Carlo and revival performances of Tosca, Turandot and Die Zauberflöte; and at the Dresden Semperoper (Sächsische Staatsoper) leading Rigoletto performances. Outside Germany, Mr. Fisch leads the Paris Opera production of Léhar’s Die Lustige Witwe, returns to the Wiener Staatsoper for Cavalleria Rusticana / I Pagliacci, and is conducting the Italian premiere of Alexander Zemlinsky’s König Kandaulus in Teatro Massimo Palermo. In summer 2012 he conducts Turandot at the Seattle Opera. In the world of symphony orchestras, Mr. Fisch conducts the Dresdner Staatskapelle, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, and again works with the National Orchestral Institute. He makes his debut with Boston Symphony Orchestra this summer at Tanglewood Festival in an all-Wagner program for the festival’s 75th anniversary commemoration.
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