Born in Israel, Asher Fisch began his career as an assistant to Daniel Barenboim and an associate conductor of the Berlin State Opera unter den Linden. He is particularly celebrated for his interpretations of operas and concert repertoire of the Romantic age. As a former music director of Vienna’s Volksoper and the New Israeli Opera, Fisch was appointed to the post of principal guest conductor of Seattle Opera in 2008. He is closely associated with the Vienna State Opera, where he has conducted performances of »Falstaff« and »Der Rosenkavalier«. Asher Fisch is also a regular guest on the Staatskapelle rostrum, both in the orchestral pit and on the concert stage. His most recent appearance was in April 2010 at a special Staatskapelle concert to mark the 450th anniversary of the founding of Dresden’s State Art Collections.