Asher Fisch is currently Seattle Opera’s Principal Guest Conductor. He made his Seattle Opera debut conducting Parsifal in the opening performance of McCaw Hall in 2003, and returned for Lohengrin; Der Rosenkavalier (for which he won Artist of the Year); Der Fliegende Holländer; Tristan und Isolde; Turandot; and Fidelio. He has formerly served as Music Director of Israeli Opera (1998-2008) and the Wiener Volksoper (1995-2000). He recently conducted Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera; Rigoletto at Dresden Semperoper; Don Carlo at Bayerische Staatsoper; The Merry Widow at Opéra National de Paris; and Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci at Wiener Staatsoper. He is a regular guest at European opera houses, including Berlin Staatsoper, Vienna Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opera, Dresden Semperoper, and Royal Opera Covent Garden, among others. In the US, he has conducted at LA Opera, the Met, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Houston Grand Opera. Among the North American symphony orchestras, Fisch has conducted those of Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, Toronto, and Montreal. In Europe, he has conducted the Munich Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, Dresdner Staatskapelle, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orchestre National de France, among others. In September he will take up the baton as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth, and he will conduct Salome, Parsifal, and Ariadne auf Naxos, among others, at Bayerische Staatsoper next year.
Last Updated: July 2013