The Australian conductor will give up her two jobs as director of Hamburg Opera and general music director of the city, in 2015.
Young, who is 50, told the Vienna newspaper Der Standard that she needs more free time to spend with her music. It may be that she has her eyes on other vacancies coming up around that time – notably, Covent Garden.
In a Lebrecht Interview last year, she talked of her concerns for ageing parents back hone and of the umbilical cord that will ultimately take her back to Australia. She’s in Vienna to conduct Strauss’s Daphne at the Staatsoper.