Asher Fisch began his conducting career as Daniel Barenboim’s assistant and kappellmeister at the Berlin Staatsoper. After making his United States debut at the Los Angeles Opera in 1995, he has since conducted at the Metropolitan Opera (Rigoletto, Parsifal), Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and San Francisco Opera. Now a regular guest at leading European opera houses, 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, Fisch has conducted those of Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Houston, St. Louis, Toronto, Montreal, Minnesota and the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. In Europe he appears regularly at the Munich Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, and has also conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchestra, and Orchestre National de France, among others.
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