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