Jakob Hrusa is the new top man at the Royal Danish Opera. He starts work immediately and assumes the title of music director in September 2013.
A protégé of Jiri Belohlavek, Hrusa has earned his spurs at Glyndebourne as director of the touring opera.
He has just turned 30 and is going places, fast.
The Royal Danish Theatre website does not list a previous music director. The house is mired in a drugs scandal at its ballet company that the present administration has persistently refused to address.