Since 1994, Seattle composer Garrett Fisher has developed his own multi-disciplinary genre, one which melds ritual and myth with genre-defying scores and innovative visuals to bridge the ancient and modern worlds of storytelling. To date Fisher has created 13 full-length pieces, inspired by the formalism of Noh theater, Chinese opera, and Ancient Greek Tragedy. In the same way that the Noh tradition has categories of plays, Fisher has developed his own series of operas, including the Passion Play Series (THE PASSION OF SAINT THOMAS MORE, THE PASSION OF SAINT SEBASTIAN), the Greek Series (PSYCHE, AGAMEMNON), and the Noh series (KOCHO, AT THE HAWK'S WELL, MOON IN THE BUCKET). He views himself as a creator of blueprints that guide the collaborative process between performers, directors, choreographers, designers, filmmakers and other participants, culminating in immersive works that draw from a wide range of influences and cultural traditions.
Fisher’s operas have been presented at ACT Theatre, On the Boards, and the Chapel Performance Space, Consolidated Works, in New York at HERE Arts Center and Judson Memorial Church, and in Köln (Germany) at Altes Pfandhaus. He has received acclaim from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Gramophone, City Arts Magazine, The Seattle Times, and NewMusicBox. He has received commissions from CrossSound (Alaska), House of Dames, AC Petersen Dance, and the Esoterics (Seattle), and support from 4culture, ASCAP, Bossack Heilbron Foundation, Centrum Arts Colony, City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, the King County Arts Commission, the King County Performance Network, Meet The Composer, Puffin Foundation, and the Seattle Arts Commission. He was awarded a Seattle Magazine 2011 Artist Spotlight Award. His opera KOCHO was produced by Beth Morrison Projects in New York (2011). In 2014, EOS Opera (Köln) produced his KAKITSUBATA and 20-year THE PASSION OF SAINT THOMAS MORE; his opera YOSHINAKA was produced at ACT Theatre (September, 2014) to a sold-out audience.