A renowed conductor in both operatic and symphonic fields, Asher Fisch is especially celebrated for his interpretative command of core German and Italian repertoire of the Romantic and post-Romantic era, in particular Wagner, Brahms, Strauss, and Verdi. Mr. Fisch also conducts a wide variety of other repertoire from Gluck to contemporary works, and serves as an advocate of living composers such as Avner Dorman and others. Starting as an assistant to Daniel Barenboim, Fisch went on to be the associate conductor of the Berlin State Opera. He was appointed as Music Director of the Wiener Volksoper (1995-2000), of the New Israeli Opera (1998-2008), Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Opera (2007-2013). In 2014, Mr. Fisch became the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Since his debut in the United States, he has conducted at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera Chicago, San Francisco Opera. A regular guest at leading European opera houses, Mr. Fisch has conducted all the major German and Austrian opera houses including Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Leipzig, and Vienna, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opera, the Royal Opera House, and Covent Garden. Among North American symphony orchestras, Mr. Fisch has conducted those of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Houston, St. Louis, Montreal, Toronto, and the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. In Europe he has appeared at the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchestra, and Orchestre National de France, among others.