WASO In Conversation | Asher Fisch

Event details


Date and time

  • Wednesday 1 June 2022, 6pm

Event type

  • Education Partners


  • Anyone who likes music
  • Community

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registrations essential
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WASO In Conversation | Asher Fisch

Bringing together the highest quality music education with some of the State’s most talented and experienced professional musicians, we are proud to continue our Tertiary Education Partnership with WASO in 2022.

In this very special event, WASO’s Principal Conductor & Artistic Adviser, Asher Fisch talks about the music of Verdi and Wagner, and how studying Wagner's music influenced Otello.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from one of the world’s finest musicians in the intimate surrounds of UWA’s Callaway Music Auditorium. A renowned conductor in both the operatic and symphonic worlds, Asher Fisch is especially celebrated for his interpretative command of core German and Italian repertoire of the Romantic and post-Romantic era. He conducts a wide variety of repertoire from Gluck to contemporary works by living composers. Asher Fisch took up the position of Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in 2014, and in 2017 extended his contract until the end of 2023.

His former posts include Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Opera (2007-2013), Music Director of the New Israeli Opera (1998-2008), and Music Director of the Wiener Volksoper (1995-2000).

Asher Fisch
Born in Israel, Fisch began his conducting career as Daniel Barenboim's assistant and kappellmeister at the Berlin Staatsoper. He has built his versatile repertoire at the major opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, and Semperoper Dresden. Fisch is also a regular guest conductor at leading American symphony orchestras including those of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, and Philadelphia. In Europe he has appeared at the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Orchestre National de France, among others.


Time: 6pm start, but join us for refreshments from 5.30pm

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium

Tickets: Free but registrations essential