Habemus novum Pappano

London’s Royal Opera House has announced the name of Antonio Pappano’s successor as Music Director of the great English institution, who will take up his post in 2025. He is the excellent Czech conductor Jakub Hrusa, 41, currently Principal Conductor of the Bamberger Symphoniker, Principal Guest Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Jakub Hrusa is the second Czech conductor to lead the Royal Opera House after Rafael Kubelik.


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Jakub Hrusa (c) Ian Ehm