Do you remember your own first encounter with Tristan und Isolde?

I don’t remember the year, but it was the summer that Daniel Barenboim asked me to join him in Bayreuth. He invited me to sit in the pit during a performance of the Heiner Müller production with Waltraud Meier and Siegfried Jerusalem singing.

Asher Fisch Asher Fisch. Photo © Nik Babic

He said just sit in the pit, don’t watch the production, listen to...

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